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How many teen depressions & suicides until TikTok, Instagram & Snapchat have to bear a ” bad for your health” label ?
Running a TikTok & Instagram challenge for teens for Tech for Good Canada has made me ever more aware of the “Weapons of Mass Distraction” they are- and how underrepresented & creators can love it though. This is a societal division machine like no other.
Is ClubHouse, the hot discussion app of late 2020, a private platform? Ask Alexander Hanff, online privacy specialist, speaker and consultant, and he'll say what is below. Reproduced with his consent from his Linkedin post here. TLDR; it is shit, it is massively unlawful - stay away! "Hi Alex I just got an invite to Clubhouse. What do you think of the platform? I can send you an invite if you...
Digital Citizenship / Digital Literacy Education for grades K to 12 As parents were caught off guard by the rise of online media, teaching young people of all ages in school to be safe and private when they’re online is crucial, not only for healthy social interactions, but also for their mental well-being and their safety. This is a necesary move to expand on what is called digital literacy...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 is Safer Internet Day, an initiative launched in the EU and now global. In Canada, Tech for Good Canada is organizing an informal talk on keeping kids, teens and young adults safe online February 9 at 1 PM Eastern ( Toronto/Montream/New York) time.
On January 20, 2021, Tech for Good Canada convened a discussion, moderated by our director Caroline Isautier, designed to be an introduction for business leaders, investors and citizens on the why and how of implementing data privacy by design and security as a consequence in Tech deployment and business processes.
Practice good digital hygiene. KNow how to surf the web without being surveilled by Google, Facebook & other Surveillance Tech.
Our small organisation planned an open, free event called Tech: Surveillance by Design ? in January 2021, as a way to raise awareness on the pernicious design patterns in the everyday Tech tools we use, whether at work or at home. These design patterns include surveillance of our actions without consent. That presents dangers to our democratic rights. As consumers, whether professionals or...
From digital marketing to digital citizenship
Canada Research Chair on Youth
Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert