Parent and Teen Guide to Generative AI

Parent and Teen Guide to Generative AI

What is Generative AI? Generative AI (GAI) is a branch of artificial intelligence that automates original content generation. It can write essays, poems, song lyrics, articles and scripts. It can draw images and cartoons, create videos, answer questions, write...
How Many Notifications During a Typical High School Class?

How Many Notifications During a Typical High School Class?

By Kerry Gallagher In a 9th grade math class in Toronto, a teacher asked students to keep track of how many notifications came through their phones during the one hour class. Together, the 20 students received 190 notifications in that short period of time. Most of...
Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

By Nathan Davies, ConnectSafely Research Associate The past 14 years have seen a sharp increase in mental illness, self-harm, and suicide among young people in the United States, particularly among teenage girls. The Centers for Disease Control found that for children...
Podcast: Detecting Disinformation and Spin

Podcast: Detecting Disinformation and Spin

Today Larry talks to Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Research and Design for the News Literacy Project. They discuss the upcoming election, mis- and disinformation, as well as some surprising information on how media literacy is taught in classrooms. You can...
Talk About How to Handle Online Bullying Before It Happens

Talk About How to Handle Online Bullying Before It Happens

By Kerry Gallagher The warming temperatures are a signal that the last weeks of the school year are here. This means that our teens are spending more time connecting using their devices. They have big summer plans to make together, and we want that for them! Sometimes...
Ask Trish: Using Generative AI Tech

Ask Trish: Using Generative AI Tech

By Trisha Prabhu “Trish, how can I make the most out of ChatGPT? How do u use it?” Hi there, and welcome back to another week of Ask Trish! I hope you’re all well and having a wonderful end to May. If you can believe it, this is my last post of May 2024 (*gasp* – I...