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Teens and Social Media: An Experiment in Civility

Citizen Discourse (CD) is launching a social media platform for teenagers designed to build empathy. Through storytelling and by cultivating a practice in writing & civil discourse the intent is to develop members' skills in: discernment, media literacy, communication, collaboration. A panel comprised of and facilitated by teens sharing their experience navigating social media and their role developing CD. Topics may cover bullying, echo chambers, privacy, youth engagement.

Questions

  1. What is the state of affairs with regard to teens and social media?
  2. What impact does existing social media have on teens?
  3. What is Citizen Discourse and how is it different then other platforms? What problems does it aim to solve and is it effective?

Speakers

Organizer

Karen Gross, Citizen Discourse (fiscal sponsor: Interfaith Alliance of Colorado)


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