YOUTH AND PARTICIPATORY POLITICS: Enhancing Digital Engagement through Media Literacy Education

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This chapter first reviews recent literature on youth and participatory politics within the realm of civic learning. Next, it examines how children and adolescents make selective use of digital technologies for civic purposes in view of the participation opportunities and challenges that digital media offer and media literacy interventions promoting varied civic and digital forms of media literacy. Finally, this chapter identifies strategies to further enhance digital engagement including pedagogical practices augmenting youth interest in lifestyle politics and information analysis in response to the spread of misinformation. This review includes recent research that aims to provide new insights into advocacy scholarship and practice, and these works are presented as a new starting point for further research, validation, and debate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents, and Media, Second edition
EditorsDafna Lemish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000574906
ISBN (Print)9780367633356
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


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