Civics for a Digital Age

Civics, the study of citizenship, has an entirely new meaning today. We live in an age when we are as much a citizen of the online world as we are of our town, state, or country. In a captivating TED Talk, Eric Lui, CEO of Citizen University, describes civics as “the art of being a pro-social, problem solving contributor in a self-governing community.” Civics: The art of being a pro-social, problem solving contributor in a self-governing community. -Eric Lui I love this definition and can’t think of any communities more “self-governing” than those online. Can you? Consider the social media communities where youth hang out, share information, and spend the bulk of their time—like Snapchat, In

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