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Research Project with Ontario Tech Faculty of Education to Explore How Youth Can Develop Activism on Social Media

Research Project with Ontario Tech Faculty of Education to Explore How Youth Can Develop Activism on Social Media

Project will look at how youth can use social media for sharing and engaging in activism that promote emotional and social wellness. We at Tech for Good Canada, like many others, focus on digital citizenship that protects children when it comes to social media use. Teaching resources that deal with protecting their mental health, their privacy, handling cyberbullying, preventing risky behaviours such as sexting, and deciphering fake news abound online. These are all important issues to combat. However, youth do need to understand how they can use social media to enhance their sense of empowerment, civic enyagement, and pro-social behaviours, as these tools are largely designed for short, frivolous, even sensational communication.

The Why and How of Privacy-by-Design in Tech Deployment

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.

Q & A – Tech : Surveillance by Design ? January 2021

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.

Informed Citizen Discussions on Digital’s Impact on Society: Digital Literacy for All in Canada

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...

Watch The Social Dilemma Movie Via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8:30 PM EST, Free of charge

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)...

Social Networks and Video Games: Addictive By Design – June 2020

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...

Event: Canadian Schools & Distance Learning during Covid-19 – June 23, 2020

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...

Main Authors

Caroline Isautier

From digital marketing to digital citizenship

Kate Tillezcek

Canada Research Chair on Youth

Hessie Jones

Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert

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