Political Literacy Amongst the Youth

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For many of us, politics can be a very daunting subject. The political system is often complicated and requires lots of information gathering on our part. It's easy to get overwhelmed and decide to just leave it for another day. Modern-day politics has become the core of how a country operates.

However, as Generation Z gets older, more of us become eligible voters with each passing year. When we earn this right, it becomes our responsibility to keep track and take note of the political climate in our time. Eventually, this will help us form a political view or ideology. Doing this is of utmost importance because as young voters, we have the chance to shape the future of our country, our lives and future generations to come.

As future voters, we must become more politically active by getting to know the system and its members. The older generations often dismiss young people from partaking in politics. They refuse to create room for us to express our opinions, as they believe we are inexperienced. Still, there are ways we can combat this idea. For instance, we can find out who our politicians are. Get familiar with their names, backgrounds, and track records to know whether or not these individuals are fit candidates to represent us. You can also observe their attitudes, personality traits and perhaps even some physical traits. Tuning in to news channels, radio