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WTTW/PBS Chicago: How Teens Are Using Social Media to Try to Change the Cultural Narrative Around Guns

By Joanna Hernandez

Nowadays, people can spend hours scrolling through social media.

An organization called Project Unloaded is helping teens educate their peers on the risks of owning a gun by empowering youth to become social media influencers for change.

Laia McClain, 15, is one of many students who participates in an After School Matters program in downtown Chicago.

“I feel like it’s easier to get a gun than it is to do a lot of things,” McClain said. “Like, it’s easier to get a gun than it is to rent in Chicago.”

Project Unloaded program manager Olivia Brown is helping teens create a new cultural narrative about guns.

Read more: https://news.wttw.com/2024/04/23/how-teens-are-using-social-media-try-change-cultural-narrative-around-guns

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