Getting Into the Fray: Civic Youth, Online Dialogue, and Implications for Digital Literacy Education


The potentials of social media for youth voice are clear. Young people’s experiences using these media for civic dialogue are less well understood. In this paper, we draw on qualitative interviews with fifteen civic dialoguers to explore how they navigate online political conversations. Our findings suggest that youth use various strategies for online engagement; however, they struggle, especially when engaging with disagreements. Our findings suggest a need for supports for engaging with diverse perspectives online.

See also: Ashley Lee
Last updated on 01/15/2018