The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in the new information ecosystem, both as a repository of information and in terms of its actual usage. In combination with structural shifts in how information, knowledge, and entertainment are created, distributed, accessed, and re-used, data points suggest that we are at an important point in time to better understand and study how children and young people think about news, what their news habits and preferred news sources are, how they create, share, and otherwise interact with news, and discover what emerging news genres are – such as memes. Utilizing qualitative methodology, this study seeks to fill the existing gap in understanding by examining children and young people’s interactions with online news. The study will focus on the perceptions and behaviors by particularly vulnerable youth around the world. These often marginalized communities include, but are not limited to, youth in rural areas, LGBTQ youth, ethnic and racial minorities, youth with disabilities, and girls and young women.
How do digital inequalities impact young users, consumers, and producers online? What are the motivations behind young people's participation in the #DigitalEconomy? Check out this new @YouthandMedia report: dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/426… #yamspotlight pic.twitter.com/0SrCeM9OAB
Wondering what types of skills/literacies/competencies/abilities young people should learn to meaningfully engage online? Join us tomorrow (Friday) at 10am EST. core-evidence.eu/core-theorie… @CORE_H2020 @ySKILLS_eu @YouthandMedia @UNESCO Illustration by @claudiaanimates twitter.com/Livingstone_S/… pic.twitter.com/Zc4gmHBY2e
Incredibly important to meaningfully consider the rights of the child in AI applications and systems. Thought-provoking document that opened my eyes. twitter.com/SandraCortesi/…