Students uses social media to bring awareness to the human trafficking situation in their community.
The four teens are being recognized for bringing awareness to human trafficking and educating parents about social media and the platforms used to lure their children.
#Digital4Good is being spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving the online environment. The #ICANHELP national event raises awareness of the power of student voice for good in social media. Co-founder Kim Karr explains that, “#ICANHELP has worked with over 400,000 students to be the digital change they want to see.” Co-founder Matt Soeth added, “The focus is always on the negative, and we have some amazing youth out there making a difference. We want students to inspire others to be digital leaders.”
By bringing together a broad range of students, educators, and industry people, the #Digital4Good events represent a student-led approach to solving some of the complicated issues and problems in social tech use - students as part of the solution not the problem. It is sure to raise awareness, offer real-world best practices, and celebrate the many examples of students using digital for good. Facebook will host the third annual #Digital4Good event at their Menlo Park headquarters and it will be live streamed on Periscope and Facebook Live to a global audience.