2010 Symposium on Youth and Social Media

February 12, 2010 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saxbe Auditorium

YOUTH AND SOCIAL MEDIA. The phenomenon that perhaps most distinctively characterizes the generation of Americans born since 1990 is its pervasive engagement with social media – media enabled by the proliferation of new digital (and frequently mobile) information and communication technologies. Both old and new media are consequently awash in near-daily discussions about the implications of this phenomenon for young people’s safety, privacy, free expression, cultural engagement, sense of identity, and civic role.

On February 12, 2010, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society will proudly host a full-day symposium on the value of social media for the lives of young people and the challenges and opportunities that social media present. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and will feature nationally and internationally recognized experts on law, media, technology, public health, and communication.

Free lunches will be provided to those who register.

sponsors Moritz College of Law I/S Journal CILPS Justice for Children Literacy Studies @ OSU