We focus on Tech in Education in two ways: How to integrate Tech wisely to teach.  And how to create smart & safe digital citizens, by helping kids, teens and young adults develop a critical view of digital Tech, from AI to YouTube.

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Parents & Educators: How Video Games, Social Media, & YouTube Impact Youth Mental Health

In 2022, we have witnessed around the world increased use of social media, block buster video games and video sites. The impact on kids' and teens' mental health of excessive use of online entertainment that was designed with pushing for maximum time spent in mind is more visible than it was in 2019. The " silent epidemic " of digital addiction of children and teens has become more apparent. Yet...

Digital Citizenship Youth Social Media Challenge : We Stop Scrolling

Are you between 13 and 18? Participate in a social media challenge to stop scrolling this Fall 2021, get the word out about a cause you care about and win Indigo or Decathlon Canada gift cards! Challenge ends December 10th. If you're a teacher, connect with Ontario Tech's Laura Morrison to participate with your class or sign up directly here for our October 14 teacher information session ( at...

Online Privacy & Security Curriculum for Schools Grades K to 12 in Canada

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...

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

What’s at stake, if teacher unions remain opposed to synchronous learning and governments like the one in Ontario focus on the number of video sessions a teacher must hold each day, as a replacement for research-based efficient elearning techniques? Simply a cohort of students ‘ mental health and intellectual capabilities. And down the line, what is at stake are increased inequalities among youth and a loss of sovereignty for Canada, when private foreign online players persuade parents who can afford it to sign up to their online learning programs for their kids.

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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