CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Special Report: Youth as E-Citizens: Engaging the Digital Generation

March 23rd, 2004
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by Kathryn Montgomery, Barbara Gottlieb-Robles, and Gary O. Larson

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“Youth as E-Citizens: Engaging the Digital Generation” maps the online political and civic activities of Generation Y and documents youth involvement on the Web. According to the report, an online youth civic culture, largely unnoticed by the general public, has taken root on the Internet and is fostering Generation Y’s participation in U.S. politics and community affairs.

The 155-page report, Youth as E-Citizens, identifies and analyzes almost 400 websites, created for and in some cases by young people, that engage youth in civic activities. There is also an executive summary. An “online tour” of this new online youth civic sector provides links to seventy-five websites that vividly embody this new digital civic landscape.

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