Let me introduce you to Podium.me, a website that broadcasts your opinions.
Allow me to further explain: Podium.me is a platform that broadcasts the opinions of the under 25’s which are the most ignored because ‘young people don’t know much’ (when I mention young people I’m referring to 13 to 25 year-olds as that is the age range of contributors and/or journalists working with Podium.me, although mainly teenagers’ opinions get ignored in such way). Anyone can get involved with Podium, however only voices from people under 25 are broadcast on the weekly podcasts.
I consider this useful for the students of this module because platforms like this show how much we have evolved as members of society. Although (often) not taken seriously, young people, now-a-days, are more aware of the world and that awareness turns into knowledge. They become capable of making their own decisions about what they believe in.
I know I might be generalizing and that reality isn’t exactly like this but I’ve got my life experience and I’ve also seen other people’s. Therefore, I do believe that we, young ones, are more clued in than our parents were at our age. If you think about it, however, when were your opinions taken seriously? Maybe when someone needed a hand with his or her new smartphone or when somebody else wanted to buy a new laptop or tablet?
Technology is what makes us aware of the world. That awareness allows us to form educated opinions. Platforms like Podium.me broadcast them and in the near future children will become eduated young people whose voices are heard.