Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?
MARCH 6, 2011
They are viewed as techies and quite fickle when it comes to activism. However, a new study by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub says that being online helps Millennials gain diverse perspectives and increases their civic engagement. The study draws on survey data from a sample of 400+ California youth aged 19–22 who were surveyed after the 2008 presidential election. Youth Activism Key Findings: Being a part of online communities promotes engagement.