We focus on Tech in Education in two ways: How to use Tech wisely to teach ? And how to create smart & safe digital citizens, by helping kids, teens and young adults  develop a balanced view of smart phones, social media and video games .

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School Digital Citizenship Education: On the road to improving mental wellness — and protecting Canada’s democracy

2019 is the year Google turns 31, Facebook 15, and the iPhone 12 years old. Its also the year where we citizens, blinded clients of whiz bang Big Tech, are taking back control of digital media to make sure it truly improves our lives. The impact on kids’ well-being has so far been too silent, for lack of powerful advocates. Educators and concerned citizens are now coming together in Canada to help youth and adults develop a healthy use of digital media, through what is coined in San Francisco, the Tech Mecca, “Digital Citizenship” training and can be translated to “ healthy Digital Literacy ” in the Canadian context. Digital citizenship education should be part of the curriculum accross Canada now.

Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well

How do you do distance learning right in primary and secondary schools?   This was the topic of an hour and a half long discussion Tech for Good Canada convened with Canadian elearning researchers and educators this Tuesday, June 23 rd, 2020. Given the very mixed record of schooling in most of Canada’s public schools during Covid-19, what is at stake is whole cohorts’ well being and...

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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