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April 23, 2018
Bill Arnold, 414-286-3285

MEDIA ADVISORY

Youth Council press conference will launch social media responsibility campaign

The Milwaukee Youth Council will unveil a public service announcement and social media campaign to advocate for responsible and safe social media usage. The campaign will be announced during a press conference on Wednesday, April 25 at City Hall.

The Youth Council members, along with the City Clerk’s office and the Milwaukee City Channel, have created powerful PSA videos that emphasize the incredible and often negative impacts of inappropriate social media use. The Youth Council will post the videos on social media with the hashtag #OurEyesOnly, and the videos will also be available to local media outlets.

"Social media responsibility is a relevant and pressing issue in high schools in Milwaukee and across the country. One tweet, post, or photo can change the course of someone’s life," said Youth Council President Emoni C. Gambrell-Toliver, a junior at Riverside University High School. "The #OurEyesOnly campaign will promote the importance of social media responsibility and remind students that a few likes isn’t worth losing a college scholarship over."

What: #OurEyesOnly press conference with MYC members

When: Wednesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: 3rd Floor Council Chamber Anteroom (City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.)

A diverse collection of teenage leaders from throughout the city, the Youth Council meets regularly to discuss issues that affect their peers and their community, and provides counsel on such issues to members of the Milwaukee Common Council.

For more information, follow the Youth Council on Twitter @mkeyouthcouncil or via the MYC Facebook page.

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