YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Social media and online communities expose youth to political conversation, but also to incivility and conflict.
by Ellen Middaugh
August 26, 2016
Researcher Ellen Middaugh explores how online communities and social media expose young people both to opportunities for political conversation and a new challenge of navigating uncivil exchanges on controversial political topics.