Focus: Teen Voices on Digital Media and Society – A Global Kids Online Dialogue


In April 2007, Global Kids, a New York-based not-for-profit organization, hosted its first online focus group devoted to the topic of teens, digital media and society. As part of the MacArthur Foundation’s initiative on Digital Media and Learning, the short-term dialogue was designed to support the inclusion of youth voices into the work of practitioners, researchers and policy makers that are thinking deeply about the role digital media is playing in the lives of today’s youth.

The FOCUS dialogue drew 48 official participants to its April discussion. At the end of the three-week dialogue, participants had discussed over 60 individual threads and contributed 1001 messages.

Shelley Pasnik

Publication Date
Saturday, June 30, 2007