Cyber Civics Offers Lessons Essential to Future Voters

How to talk to kids about this presidential election is big news (a Google search for this topic yielded 3,650,000 results). Certainly this is important, but personally I’m tired of talking to anybody about this election and more interested in turning the event into one big fat teachable moment that will help these future voters. The past 18 months have vividly demonstrated the pivotal role that media, in all its forms, plays in both shaping public opinion and driving citizens apart from one another. According to Pew Research Center, a majority of U.S. adults—62%—get their news via social media, filling a void left by fewer and fewer newspapers where real editors check for quaint items lik

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