YouTube finally launched a new initiative to help teaching the young people about online interaction, called ‘Internet Citizens.” The activity appears as a day long workshops for 13-18 year olds, and has taken off in the city of Liverpool subsequent to spending the most recent couple of weeks testing out the workshop.
It’s a fascinating move by YouTube, considering more youngsters than any other period in history are interacting with each other on the web. For most web-based social networking accounts, users should be 13 years of age before they can set up an account and YouTube is no special case; as far as possible is 18, yet you can sign up at 13 with parental authorization in many countries.
It’s found that, those who are not mature enough are mostly the active members in the comment section of a YouTube video. Moreover, these teenagers are mostly influenced by the “teenage Troll” Trope.
According to Fusion: “The internet is what we want it to be. It can be an unpleasant place where people misunderstand and deliberately deceive each other. Or it can be this amazing place where we can share, collaborate, understand and help each other.”
In the real world, we learn about social interactions from our peers and some role models whom we care about. But, for online interaction this process is kind of bizarre as no one is being monitored while someone’s commenting. This initiative will create an autonomous process to train up the teenagers while they comment on YouTube Videos.