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Back to School During COVID-19: What Youth Experience and What They Need
MyVoice is here to capture the near real-time thoughts and experiences of youth in America, and that includes how 14 to 24 year olds are navigating a learning and work environment that may look and operate in radically different ways, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
N’Dea Moore-Petinak, MyVoice researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, spoke to Colorado Public Radio for a June 22, 2021 piece “Active Shooter Drills Are Part of School Life. Can They Be Done Better?.” The piece mentions MyVoice research that N’Dea led on youth experiences and perceptions of active shooter drills at their schools. The Myvoice paper was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
A new MyVoice paper, led by youth social computing expert and Associate Professor of Information Sarita Schoenebeck, Ph.D., analyzed MyVoicers’ responses to questions about online harassment and bullying and how it should be resolved both interpersonally and through the policies and practices of social media companies. Read this press release from the University of Michigan and find the paper abstract published in the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction.
Using national data from MyVoice of people between the ages of 14 and 24 taken at several points in 2020, researchers from the University of Michigan find a clear theme: that most young people are taking COVID-19 seriously and trying to follow public health guidance, and that many of them they are motivated by the desire to protect others.