Posted on November 20, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on What it really means to 'give yourself grace'

What it really means to 'give yourself grace'

Grace is your antidote to the blues, but here's how to turn the mantra into action. In our search for calm and stability during a hellish time, perhaps no mantra stands out as more comforting than “give yourself grace.” It’s the refrain you might turn to when coping with daily frustrations like arguing with your children, driving aggressively after being cutoff, or feeling overwhelmed …

Posted on November 16, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Lawsuit against major social media companies moves forward

Lawsuit against major social media companies moves forward

The suit alleges that Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and other social media companies harm young users. The social media companies YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram lost a key battle this week in a nationwide lawsuit over their role in the youth mental health crisis. The suit, which represents hundreds of parents …

Posted on November 16, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Parents are suing Roblox for exposing children to inappropriate content. What you need to know.

Parents are suing Roblox for exposing children to inappropriate content. What you need to know.

The group accuses Roblox of “falsely advertising” its platform to kids. Following in the footsteps of civil groups taking a legal stance against social media and tech giants, a group of families have filed a class action lawsuit against gaming platform Roblox. The lawsuit accuses the Roblox Corporation of “negligent misrepresentation and false advertising” of the …

Posted on November 15, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on How TikTok's 'Filter for Good' is raising money for Palestine

How TikTok's 'Filter for Good' is raising money for Palestine

Users attempt to turn the app into a space for humanitarian fundraising ? . Scrolling endlessly, you stop on one of many TikTok videos. A finger traces across the phone screen, moving a small triangular watermelon slice along a snaking gray line. The person controlling the fruit is meticulously collecting seeds, and when the watermelon envelopes the last cluster of black dots, …

Posted on November 15, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on 4 tips for a successful digital 'detox'

4 tips for a successful digital 'detox'

These strategies will help you get the most out of unplugging. There’s a reason you’re here. Something about your social media or tech use isn’t sitting right. Maybe it’s the creeping dread you feel when scrolling on X, formerly Twitter. Or the stress of nonstop notifications. Or perhaps it’s the guilt of hearing your child …

Posted on November 14, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on 5 things from the new U.S. climate report you should care about

5 things from the new U.S. climate report you should care about

The Fifth National Climate Assessment outlines a steep climb — but plenty of handholds on the way. Today the U.S. government released the fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5), the latest government and scientist-led look into our climate reality. The report is one of the main tasks of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), set in motion by climate change research mandates of the 1990 …

Posted on November 9, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Mark Zuckerberg vetoed attempts to address teen mental health on Meta platforms, new lawsuit alleges

Mark Zuckerberg vetoed attempts to address teen mental health on Meta platforms, new lawsuit alleges

New documents show the Meta CEO rebuffed mental wellbeing proposals for years. Still embroiled in lawsuits over the company’s slow move to address its platforms’ effects on young users, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now under fire for reportedly blocking attempts to address Meta’s role in a worsening mental health crisis. According to <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2023/11/08/tech/meta-facebook-instagram-teen-safety/index.html" rel="noopener" …

Posted on November 8, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Meta's moderation failures incite hate and human rights abuses, according to Amnesty International

Meta's moderation failures incite hate and human rights abuses, according to Amnesty International

The human rights organization is pressing Meta to compensate victims of Ethiopia's Tigray civil conflict. Meta, and its platform Facebook, are facing continued calls for accountability and reparations following accusations that its platforms can exacerbate violent global conflicts. The latest push comes in the form of a new report by human rights organization Amnesty International, which looked …

Posted on November 6, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on 4 Google Pixel safety features you should know about

4 Google Pixel safety features you should know about

From crash detection to crisis alerts, your phone can help keep you safe. Google‘s diverse range of technological offerings — from the upcoming AI-enhanced homepage and Maps tools to its range of tablets, computers, and phones — is a constantly evolving competitor amid a vast tech market, with companies pitching new devices, tools, and software designed to …

Posted on November 2, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on YouTube limits harmful repetitive content for teens

YouTube limits harmful repetitive content for teens

Teens shouldn't get repetitive recommendations for certain types of content. In a move designed to prevent teenagers from repetitively watching potentially harmful videos on YouTube, the streaming platform announced Thursday that it will limit repeated recommendations of videos featuring certain themes to U.S. teens. Currently, YouTube is limiting repetitive exposure to videos that compare physical features and favor some …