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.
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- What is the state of affairs with regard to teens and social media?
- What impact does existing social media have on teens?
- What is Citizen Discourse and how is it different then other platforms? What problems does it aim to solve and is it effective?
- Malaika Bhayana, Intern/ Ambassador, Citizen Discourse, Inc.