Youth Culture

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By Nishant Shah 12/14/2011 - 6:02pm Comments
Based on my research on young people in the Global South, I want to explore new ways of thinking about the Digital Native. One of the binaries posited as the Digital ‘Other’ -- ie, a non-Digital Native -- is that of a Digital Immigrant or...
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By Nishant Shah 02/03/2012 - 10:30am Comments
Last year was a turbulent year for freedom of speech and online expression in India. Early in 2011 we saw the introduction of an Intermediaries Liability amendment to the existing Information Technologies Law in the country, which allowed...
Digital Futures: Internet Freedom and Millennials Blog Image
Nishant Shah  Profile Picture
By Nishant Shah 12/14/2011 - 6:02pm Comments
Based on my research on young people in the Global South, I want to explore new ways of thinking about the Digital Native. One of the binaries posited as the Digital ‘Other’ -- ie, a non-Digital Native -- is that of a Digital Immigrant or...
The Digital Others Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 03/24/2011 - 11:55am Comments
A viral video of an Australian boy retaliating against a bully at school has sharply ratcheted up offline and online discussions of cyberbullying. On websites in numerous countries, young and old alike have recounted their own bullying problems...
Cyberbullying: An International Perspective Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 07/08/2011 - 9:40am Comments
Do we need badges, specifically badges for learning? In recent years, the answer has been increasingly, if not exactly “yes” then something more like “we better find out before it’s too late.” The new interest around badges appears to have...
Highly Recommended Resources (July)
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By Barry Joseph 08/18/2011 - 2:55pm Comments
The latest fascinating report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, "Families Matter: Designing Media for a Digital Age," offers one of the first large-scale studies to explore ideas parents have about their young children’s use and access of media...
Great Resources (August Edition): Youth Culture Blog Image
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By danah boyd 12/12/2011 - 8:30am Comments
Over the last couple of years, I've laid awake at night asking myself uncomfortable questions about bullying and teen suicide. I don't have answers to most of the questions that I have, but I'm choosing to voice my questions, fears, and doubts...
Four Difficult Questions Regarding Bullying and Youth Suicide Blog Image
Nishant Shah  Profile Picture
By Nishant Shah 02/03/2012 - 10:30am Comments
Last year was a turbulent year for freedom of speech and online expression in India. Early in 2011 we saw the introduction of an Intermediaries Liability amendment to the existing Information Technologies Law in the country, which allowed...
Digital Futures: Internet Freedom and Millennials Blog Image
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By danah boyd 04/08/2011 - 7:00am Comments
One of the hardest parts of doing fieldwork is hearing difficult, nuanced stories that break my heart.  The more complicated the story, the harder it is to tell, but I feel a responsibility to at least try.  Given how many educational...
How Can We Help Miguel? Blog Image
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By Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep 05/15/2014 - 10:13am Comments
If you caught Joe Kahne’s recent post, you’ll know something about a concept that’s also central to my latest mini-book. As a member of the MacArthur Foundation-backed research network Joe chairs, I’m also exploring the notion of “participatory...
Digital Civics: ‘Using Any Media Necessary’ Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 10/10/2011 - 11:45am Comments
Freedom of speech and social mobilization is new for many countries in Latin America. Most have had closed governments and dictatorships for the last 30 years. However, because of the spread of social media, political action, protests and...
Learning, Freedom and the Web in Brazil Blog Image
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By Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep 05/15/2014 - 10:13am Comments
If you caught Joe Kahne’s recent post, you’ll know something about a concept that’s also central to my latest mini-book. As a member of the MacArthur Foundation-backed research network Joe chairs, I’m also exploring the notion of “participatory...
Digital Civics: ‘Using Any Media Necessary’ Blog Image
Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep Profile Picture
By Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep 05/15/2014 - 10:13am Comments
If you caught Joe Kahne’s recent post, you’ll know something about a concept that’s also central to my latest mini-book. As a member of the MacArthur Foundation-backed research network Joe chairs, I’m also exploring the notion of “participatory...
Digital Civics: ‘Using Any Media Necessary’ Blog Image
Nishant Shah  Profile Picture
By Nishant Shah 12/14/2011 - 6:02pm Comments
Based on my research on young people in the Global South, I want to explore new ways of thinking about the Digital Native. One of the binaries posited as the Digital ‘Other’ -- ie, a non-Digital Native -- is that of a Digital Immigrant or...
The Digital Others Blog Image
Raquel Recuero Profile Picture
By Raquel Recuero 10/10/2011 - 11:45am Comments
Freedom of speech and social mobilization is new for many countries in Latin America. Most have had closed governments and dictatorships for the last 30 years. However, because of the spread of social media, political action, protests and...
Learning, Freedom and the Web in Brazil Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 03/24/2011 - 11:55am Comments
A viral video of an Australian boy retaliating against a bully at school has sharply ratcheted up offline and online discussions of cyberbullying. On websites in numerous countries, young and old alike have recounted their own bullying problems...
Cyberbullying: An International Perspective Blog Image
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By danah boyd 09/23/2011 - 5:35am Comments
We all know that teen bullying - both online and offline - has devastating consequences.  Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide is a tragedy.  He was tormented for being gay.  He knew he was being bullied and he regularly talked about the...
The Unintended Consequences of Cyberbullying Rhetoric Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 03/24/2011 - 11:55am Comments
A viral video of an Australian boy retaliating against a bully at school has sharply ratcheted up offline and online discussions of cyberbullying. On websites in numerous countries, young and old alike have recounted their own bullying problems...
Cyberbullying: An International Perspective Blog Image
Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep Profile Picture
By Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep 05/15/2014 - 10:13am Comments
If you caught Joe Kahne’s recent post, you’ll know something about a concept that’s also central to my latest mini-book. As a member of the MacArthur Foundation-backed research network Joe chairs, I’m also exploring the notion of “participatory...
Digital Civics: ‘Using Any Media Necessary’ Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 02/13/2012 - 9:00am Comments
Last year, Rio de Janeiro saw the birth of a new type of battle in the streets of the favelas: the "Small Step Battle.” In this battle, hundreds of kids and teenagers from the poor parts of Rio are fighting with a major weapon: dance steps....
Brazil: Kids Teaching Kids with Digital Media, Dance as Resistance Blog Image