Teens members of Microsoft Council for Digital Good share concerns at inaugural summit

Photo of inaugural Council for Digital Good – 15 teens from across the U.S. selected to explore the state of digital civility
© Chris Neir, Digital Media Specialist Back row from left: Bronte Johnson, Rees Draminski, Jacob Sedesse, Robert Buckley, William Fischer. Front row from left: Katherine Choi, Miosotis Ramos, Champe Scoble, Judah Siegand, Christina Woodrow, Sierra Williams-Mcleod, Erin Roberts, Isabella Wang, Indigo Eatmon, Jazmine Harry.

The first meeting of the new Council for Digital Good brought together 15 teens from across the U.S. at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus on Aug. 2-3 to start work with Microsoft on how to advance digital civility and safer online interactions.

Among the issues that concern the teens: “Self-obsession and the need to constantly post and share personal information,” “ ‘Addiction’ to screens, connectedness, likes and followers,” “Social posturing to frame one’s online image as positive, provocative, exciting or enviable,” “A lack of authenticity and transparency that inhibits individuals from being their true selves online” and “the prevalence of online hate.”

To learn more, visit Microsoft on the Issues.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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