How have digital media impacted young people’s involvement in civic activities? How can my teen safely participate in social movements for equity? Is signing an online petition safe and/or impactful? How can I support my tweens and teens as they engage in online civic movements?
While young people have been key players in social and political movements for centuries, digital media have changed the landscape of tweens’ and teens’ activism and civic involvement, especially in the midst of the pandemic. Join Children and Screens on Wednesday, May 5th at noon ET for “Young Voices Online: An Exploration of Teens’ and Tweens’ Civic Engagement,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts webinar. A panel of interdisciplinary experts, moderated by Henry Jenkins, Primary Investigator for the Civic Paths Research Group at the University of Southern California, will discuss how young people are utilizing digital media for advocacy and participatory politics, what motivates teens’ involvement around civic issues, how tweens and teens identify what causes matter to them, and how you can support your children and teens as they learn about and participate in social movements.
Henry Jenkins, PhD, University of Southern California
Ellen Middaugh, PhD, San José State University
Ashley Rogers Berner, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Kristian Lundberg, CIRCLE
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