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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.

Join us for National Day of Unplugging March 5 & 6, 2021

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.

Safer Internet Day Ressources for Parents in Canada

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.

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.

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)...

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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