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#UseTech4Good challenges youth and adults to find and create the GOOD online. It replaces the fear with positive, deliberate, constructive ways youth and adults can work together with technology.

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What Parents Need to Know about Safety on School-provided Technology

February 6, 2019

Digital learning is becoming more of the norm as technology becomes cheaper and easier to access. Kids are being exposed to more technology in school and some of it is starting to come home with them. Without proper guidance and monitoring these devices can carry the dangers of the internet with them but with a…

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8 Tips for Parenting Tech-Savvy Kids

January 30, 2019

Almost every parent struggles to keep up with technology while kids seem to know all the latest gadgets and apps on the market. Keeping track of all the new developments can seem like a daunting task, especially when your kids are young and are using tech in ways their parents never thought of. Staying ahead…

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Meet the 13-year-old Tech Wiz with His Own Software Development Company

January 23, 2019

Being an entrepreneur comes with a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to overcome but that didn’t stop 13 year old Aadithyan Rajesh from doing it anyway. The 7th grader is a year into the launch of his software development company named Trinet Solutions and already has 3 employees, his 11th and 12th…

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New Technology Means Less Pain for Kids in the Hospital

December 26, 2018

No one likes getting jabbed by a needle while visiting the doctor, or worse having one inserted during a hospital stay. It’s even more difficult and stressful when the patient is a kid. Healthcare workers have a hard time with the veins of young patients which results in multiple tries, more crying and the need…

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Kids are Terrified of Medical Treatments- VR to the Rescue!

December 17, 2018

For kids, medical treatments can be horrible. The root of their fear seems to come from uncertainty and from the expectation of pain. Several tech organizations have thought of approaches to help. How Virtual Reality (VR) relieves children’s fear of the needle Getting vaccinated saves lives, yet kids fear the needle. One project started using…

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Taking STEM to the next level for Northern Utah Kids

December 10, 2018

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) isn’t the realm of just boys any longer. According to girlswhocode.com 74% of middle school girls express an interest in engineering, science, and math.  Dozens of Northern Utah businesses were encouraging all kids to explore STEM subjects as they hosted several busloads of sixth and seventh graders on November…

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Robots – Kid-Friendly Innovation Coming to a Children’s Hospital Near You

December 3, 2018

Technology is helping children with chronic conditions to express their emotions and handle their treatments better. Robo-Duck For instance, US-based Sproutel has built a robo-duck that lets kids undergoing cancer treatment to tap a “feeling card” on the duck’s chest which relates to a specific feeling. The duck expresses that emotion for the child. “This…

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Study Shows Technology Causes Conflict Between Parents and Teens, But it Can Be Avoided

November 29, 2018

The rise of digital technology causes conflict between parents and teens, according to a new study. Surprisingly, both sides claim the other spends too much time on their devices. With many teens and parents admitting to arguing daily over cell phone use, it leaves one to wonder what can be done? The Study A study…

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Gen Z Shares How to Use Social Media for Good

August 13, 2018

Gen Z and Social Media Generation Z or the “iGen” is a unique generation of kids that came after the Millennials, born in 1997–Present (0–21 years old). The main difference between the two, besides age, is that unlike most Millennials, Gen Z had smartphones in early childhood. They grew up with iPhones in their hands…

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What is Digital Citizenship? Why Does it Matter? 

January 17, 2019

What is Digital Citizenship anyway? The term Digital Citizenship has exploded in recent education discussions in the recent pushes to have it taught to students from Elementary to High School. Some Districts require Digital Citizenship to be taught as a core to student development. So, what does this term even mean and why is it…

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Featured Stories

Serve Uplift Inspire Help

It's time for a culture shift in the digital world. How can we raise our kids to be deliberate contributors, creators, and changemakers?

Youth Teach Seniors Tech

A group of inspiring teens at Magna Library used their digital literacy skill to help get seniors connected online.

Sit With Us App

16-Year Old creates an app so no one ever has to sit alone at lunch.

 

Students Bond with "Eagle Eyes"

Jordan High uses technology to bond with classmates who cannot verbally communicate.

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Tweeting Compliments

In the age of online bullying, Maesar Prep students are tweeting compliments instead.

Students share on Flipgrid

10-year-old Curran hosts his first Flipgrid asking "What does #bethatKINDofkid mean?" Check out how these students and adults answered.

Channel Kindness

Youth reporters, ages 16 to 24, feature stories of kindness, generosity, compassion, and acceptance around the U.S.

Digital Portfolios for Students

This process allows students to self-evaluate and graphically organize their strengths and successes.

*Videography and editing done by high school students.

 

It's as simple as creating an instagram account

and posting something kind

One of our favorite stories is so simple anyone can imitate it, or use it as a starting point to create something new. Maybe you will be our next featured story.

This valedictorian anonymously complimented his fellow classmates on Instagram for a year.

"Tell me and I forget,

teach me and I may remember,

involve me and I learn."

~Benjamin Franklin

Featured Videos

High School students in Anaheim, CA randomly choose someone everyday to feature on Instagram and Facebook. #iCanHelp

The Speaking Exchange Project connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes.

The Born Friends Family Portrait -

a unique friendship brought together by Skype.

Rethink

Teen creates app to stop cyberbullying

4th Grader

gets over 2,000 signatures on her petition

Teen Competition

Youth creating storyboards, videos, and rap lyrics to get adults online

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