From the website:
With 1-in-4 Americans under the age of 21, youth are our country’s largest population group. At their fingertips, kids have the same tools as their adult-counterparts to “activate” themselves as agents of change, and many have been personally responsible for raising tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars for a cause or charity.
At the same time, 1-in-7 parents attempt to ban their kids from using online social media — which creates digital divides, and silences youth voice.
Youthologist, Lee Fox will moderate a panel of young social entrepreneurs who have used social media to find their voice and bring awareness to teen issues such as bullying, dating violence and cyber-abuse.
Special guest, 16 year old singer / songwriter Kylie Morgan, will share how her use of social technologies earned her the honor of becoming a key spokesperson for non-profit, PACER.org, a national leader in the anti-bullying effort. Additionally, Kylie will perform her song, “Phoebe” — a piece written to remind everyone that “it matters what we do” and take a stand against bullying.
The youth panel will share how they have been able to safely amplify their voices and position how parents and educators can empower kids to lead efforts online aimed at social good.
This event is positioned as a TownHall meeting, all concerned citizens and community members are invited to join us