My colleague Rafi at Global Kids sends out word about the opening of registration for Focus on Digital Media! Focus is a set of online dialogues to bring youth voices to the societal changes that digital media is bringing. According to Rafi, one important bit of feedback we got from the teens involved in our first Focus dialogue was that they were navigating the online world almost entirely without adults. We figured that the two groups probably need to be talking a bit more. So, our second, cross-generational version of Focus will have parents, teens and teachers exploring together the promise and perils of life online for three weeks, from April 13th to May 4th.
Global Kids is partnering with Common Sense Media and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard's Project Zero to bring you an experience where you'll be able to explore core issues about the online world, like privacy, identity and credibility, and also bring up the any other issues that are real for you in your digital life.
Sign up now if you'd like to participate (there are fabulous prizes!).
Forward the blog post along to any teens you know that might be interested, or post our flyer in community centers. Educators should check out the teacher's lounge, with classroom curriculum and outreach materials.