Young people today have grown up living substantial portions of their lives online, seeking entertainment, social relationships, and a place to express themselves. It is clear that participation in online communities is important for many young people, but less clear how this translates into civic or political engagement. Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth, edited by W. Lance Bennett, examines the relationship of online action and real-world politics.

Digital Media & Learning, Digital Media & Learning Research, Education, Technology, United States, Youth