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The officers and staff of Teen
Voices of Democracy want to assure our readers that the content
of this collection of articles and opinions by teenagers will conform to the
highest professional journalistic standards and ethics.
As with other civic, citizen,
public and participatory journalism efforts, Teen Voices offers news and opinions of the people, by the people and for the
people. Teen Voices of Democracy is a working example of the interdependence of journalism and
To our young readers, we hope
you will find the content written by teenage citizen-journalists to be
interesting and informative. Further, we hope what you read on this website
will help you navigate your busy daily lives and offer you an opportunity to
express your own viewpoints and responses about what you are reading.
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send us your opinions and articles. We will respect your viewpoints and
will allow any informed opinion that avoids libel and obscenity and respects
the privacy and freedom of speech of others. For details, see the
Youth Journalists section of this website.
To our adult readers, the
content of this website will give you an extraordinary view of what is in
the hearts and on the minds of today's youth as they develop the skills and
knowledge that form the foundation of an informed citizenry.
To everybody, we hope you will
return often to this website.
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published on the Teen Voices of Democracy is based on work supported by a
grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Any opinion,
findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this Web site are
those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EAC or
the Institute of Democratic Education.
Youth correspondents are encouraged to freely express their opinions and
must abide by the guidelines posted on this Web site. Professional editors will monitor
all submissions to assure they follow recognized journalistic standards and ethical codes
before content appears on this Web site.