Polk county has been selected for an optional study by CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 with Superintendent approval. The project will include teens from Indiana, Virginia, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, and Texas. Parents can go to cnn.com/teensocialmedia to register for the project. Letters were also sent home with 8th grade students from CNN . The listed goal is to "demystify how middle schoolers are using social media on a daily basis, so we can better understand how/why technology has become such an important part of growing up." Interested families should sign up by September 30th. CNN ensures that your family's privacy will be protected. Students must be at least 13 to participate.
9/30 UPDATE : The online registration deadline has been extended until Friday, October 3rd. Participants will be entered into a CMS drawing for iTunes gift cards. Five cards will be given away on October 6th! Check out this celebrity endorsement video of the project:
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris made a short video endorsing the CNN social media project and encouraging kids to sign up! Chris Pratt is the star of Guardians of the Galaxy and Anna Faris is star of the sitcom The Mom.