My name is Amon. I was born in Miami, Florida. I lived there for 4 years, moved to New York for 7 years, moved to South Carolina for 2 years, and then moved back to New York. I spend most of my time reading and writing or just chilling with my family.
I live on a dangerous street, not too dangerous, but it's bad. I just moved there so I don't have many friends.
One interesting fact about me is that I love being unique. (October 2009)
My recorder's name is TJ. He's energetic, easygoing, and he is reliable.
(Note: Each Rookie named his/her equipment as a way to feel more at ease with the technology.)
According to a group of New York City teenagers, sexually explicit content involving their classmates is a regular occurrence in their social media lives and mostly, they said, they ignored it and kept on scrolling. But they acknowledged that they could do more to limit the bullying and “slut shaming” they see.
A two-part conversation on April 4th, 2013, for NYC teenagers about the realities of sexual cyberbullying and what can be done about it.
* Online live chat here on our website during the school day from 1PM-2PM EST
* Teen town hall event after school at WNYC’s Greene Space from 4PM-6PM EST
Last year, the New York City Department of Education raised the standards for passing the 8th grade and ended social promotion--the practice of letting failing students matriculate to keep them with their peers. Radio Rookie AJ Frazier has always just skated by, so this meant he needed to change his ways. AJ reports on how the higher standards impact his work ethic and explores the shady line between getting promoted or being left behind.