Can political engagement be increased using digital media?

Can political engagement be increased using digital media?

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will consider how more people can become involved in political matters using a digital platform. We will explore the benefits and any concerns regarding the increasing use of digital media within political engagement.


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5 Questions

How often does a General Election take place?
Each year
Correct answer: Every five years, or before if parliament agree
When the government decide it is time
When the people want a new leader
True or false? Voting is not important really as politics doesn't affect our lives that much.
Correct answer: False
Which of these is an example of somebody who is disengaged from politics?
Attending local council meetings
Joining a political campaign
Not buying a newspaper
Correct answer: Not registering to vote
Which TWO of the following are reasons people may NOT take part in digital democracy?
Correct answer: They do not have the technology
They do not have time
Correct answer: They do not know how to use the technology
They never take part in democracy
What percentage of Estonian voters cast their votes using E - Voting?
Correct answer: 30%

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UnitCitizenship / Can digital democracy increase political participation?