Facebook has released a new Youth Portal in 60 languages, which offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the service and stay secure, while helping them understand how their data are used. The portal is a guide to all things Facebook: general tips, insider tricks, privacy and safety information, and everything else youth need for a positive experience on Facebook. It’s also a space for teens to hear online from people their age, in their own voices, about the issues that matter to them.
In this installment of our Digital Storytelling Series, Jason Ohler provides a framework for using digital storytelling (DST) to enhance educational standards. He also suggests ways to incorporate new media development into future versions of those standards.
Voices of Youth (VOY) is all about blogging, filming, interviewing, and storytelling. On the VOY website, students will find easy-to-use resources that can help them to sharpen their multimedia skills. These tools are meant for young people who enjoy expressing themselves through media but feel they can still improve their skills.