- consultation /kon-suhl-TEY-shuhn/
- fraudulent /FRAW-juh-luhnt/
- intensify /in-TEN-suh-fahy/
- engage /en-GEYJ/
- adolescent /ad-l-ES-uhnt/
[noun] – a meeting to discuss something or to get advice
The doctor recommended that the patient schedule a consultation with a specialist to discuss their persistent symptoms and potential treatment options.
[adjective] – dishonest and illegal:
The company was fined for making fraudulent claims about the effectiveness of its product, which misled many customers into purchasing it based on false promises.
[verb] – to become greater, more serious, or more extreme, or to make something do this
To improve his fitness level, John decided to intensify his workout routine by adding more sets and increasing the weights he lifted during strength training.
[verb] – to become involved, or have contact, with someone or something
It’s important to engage in regular physical exercise to maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
[noun] – a young person who is developing into an adult
The movie depicted the challenges of growing up as an adolescent, exploring themes of identity, peer pressure, and the importance of family and friends during this pivotal time of life.
Community interest groups have raised concerns about the potential hazards connected to Meta’s VR programs, such as the gathering of biometric data and other information, inequitable and fraudulent marketing, and the possibility of mistreatment or harassment. In the meantime, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is said to be intensifying its scrutiny of the potential impact of social media on mental health and is attempting to engage in-house psychologists to handle concerns relating to the association between social media usage and mental health concerns among adolescents. Alvaro Bedoya, an FTC commissioner, has acknowledged that some social media applications may cause harm to certain groups of teenagers and children.
- Do you agree with Meta’s plan to allow teenagers to use their VR app Horizon? Why or why not?
- Do you think Meta has a responsibility to address the potential negative impacts of these technologies on mental health? Explain your answer.
- Do you think the measures Meta has established to protect teenage users of its VR programs will be effective?
- What are the potential hazards associated with Meta’s VR programs, according to community interest groups?
- What steps can individuals and communities take to promote the safe and responsible use of social media and virtual reality platforms?
- virtual reality
- peer pressure
- non-government organization
- mental health