Frequently Asked Questions
The content of this page will be
expanded as questions arrive from students, parents, teachers, professional
journalists and others.
For starters, here are a few questions we might expect ... together with our answers.
Other questions will be posted here, as they arrive.
Q. I'm a high school
student. Do I have to sign up or register in advance to be a "civic
journalist" and send something I have written to Teen Voices of
A. No. You don't have to
register or sign up or be approved by anybody to participate. All you have
to do is send us a thought, an experience you have had, or a quote you have
heard someone else say. You can also write longer essays, articles and
Q. How do I send my articles
and opinions to Teen Voices of Democracy?
A. Students must inform us about where their articles or essays are
stored. To do that, students can click on the "Send Article" button at the top of the front page of this website. See the
article on this we site for details about what is required on the form.
Q. What kinds of
information will Teen Voices of Democracy publish?
A. We will publish Web
links to your written content or YouTube video, along with your name, school
and city/town. The content we are looking for concerns the social and political issues that affect teenagers and their families.
Q. Will the things I
write be censored?
A. The managers of Teen
Voices of Democracy believe strongly
in the First Amendment and the free flow of ideas, even controversial ones,
sent to us by our nation's youth. We will, however, read all postings before
they are "printed" on our network, in order to assure that they are free
from obscenities, avoid the potential of libel or slander, protect the
personal privacy of individuals and aren't disruptive to schools or the
community. Be sure to read the "disclaimer" statement on our Web pages.