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Join us for National Day of Unplugging in Canada from sundown-to-sundown Friday March 5 to Saturday March 6, 2021. You’ll find fun ideas below, as well as ways to support the cause of a safer and healthier Internet for young and old during this day of unplugging.
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.
How do we, as managers and entrepreneurs, make sure we use information technology in a way that does not put our corporate responsibility and civil liberties in jeopardy? From online teaching to home security systems, to personal digital entertainement, wearable tech and personal assistants, much of the Tech we use has surveillance without consent built in to it.
Tech for Good Canada seeks to to educate all on digital technology's impact on society. We see our role as essential for citizens of all ages in Canada to acquire digital literacy, not so much in terms of using tech or coding, as is provided elsewhere, but in terms of decoding how tech is changing our lives. Digital impacts our education systems, our consumption patterns, our physical and mental...
The Tech for good Canada non profit invites you to a Social Dilemma watch party. This breakthrough documentary about how social media, YouTube's and Google's design divide us, make us addicted and depressed is essential viewing to understand the world we live in. This chart of hospital admissions for teen girls since 2004, when the iPhone launched, is staggering (Source: Social Dilemma)...
Join a new citizen discussion on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 proposed in French by Tech for Good Canada. It will bring together an informed audience and four French-speaking Canadian experts to explore the addictive design (in parallel with "planned obsolescence") of video games and online social media. Registration for the Zoom call, free but mandatory, is available here: eSalon Discussion on...
As the media has conveyed, shutting schools to students has taken quite a toll on learning, parents’ lives, and kids and teens’ mental health. I started hearing horror stories from other friends who had school aged kids in March 2020, when schools in Ontario and most of Canada shut their doors to students. In Toronto, Canada’s largest city, distance learning did not kick in until late at public...
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Canada Research Chair on Youth
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