The Social Media of Dreams: What youngsters wish from future social media


Together with TietoEVRY we surveyed what young people in Finland wish for the future social media. We found out that the social media of Finnish youngsters’ dreams is based on soft values and mutual respect. There is still a long way to go before we reach this goal. At the end of the survey, we have listed recommendations on how the social media of young people’s dreams can be created.

The survey is part of the co-operation between the Children and Youth Foundation and TietoEVRY against hate speech and cyberbullying. The aim of the co-operation is to improve interaction on digital platforms and thereby increase the wellbeing of young people. The co-operation has resulted in, for instance, the Polite Type font, which corrects hate speech automatically and makes youngsters think of their choice of words.