Internet Citizens – Impact Report

LOUIS REYNOLDS, DECEMBER 2017

This report presents the evaluation of the the first phase of ISD’s Internet Citizens, which took place in 17 youth centres, reaching 500 young people and around 75 youth workers.

The project, run in partnership with Google, UK Youth, Livity, Wonder and ISD, is designed to teach media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, and to encourage young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism. It also helps give participants the confidence to use platforms like YouTube to express their identities, as empowered producers and not just consumers of content.

This report describes why this project and projects like it are so necessary, presents why it was created, and outlines its theory of change. It presents our reflections on Internet Citizens, and closes with a series of recommendations for future work in this area.

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Fostering Civic Responses to Online Harms: Learnings from the Online Civil Courage Initiative and the Online Civic Fund

This report reviews the impact of the Online Courage Civic Initiative and Online Civic Fund in 2019, demonstrating how effective civil society actors can be when provided with the necessary resources and platform. Our overview shows the significant impact that civil society can have in countering hate online and offline, providing key learnings, inspiring similar initiatives and demonstrating the ways the civil sector can co-ordinate long term.