My Digital TAT2 is addressing how to build healthy habits, critical thinking, and thoughtful online behavior in order to integrate technology into our lives in a constructive way.
Founded by a child psychologist and social worker, MDT2 is rooted in a positive approach that empowers technology and focuses on not being afraid of it. Technology and the online world is something that carries a heavy responsibility, yet is an incredibly powerful tool. As families and communities face this world full of new tools, apps, rules, and new challenges, we partner with them to encourage more responsible technology use.
1. We recognize the power of curiosity, making sure to understand where young people are coming from and what they are trying to say.
2. We are innovative, keeping up with the constantly changing online world to best improve our curriculum.
3. We teach empathy and help young people to be understanding of others perspective.
4. We stand for inclusivity, building from that lens to create a diverse and welcoming program.
Statistical and anecdotal data are vital to our work in understanding the psychology of technology and how it effects young people today.
Using a youth-informed intervention on digital media literacy to prevent cyber bullying
This study was conducted in partnership with Stanford University's Social Media Lab and the San Bruno Park School District.
"Erica and Gloria uses cutting edge research to help parents navigate cyber space and tackle serious and uncomfortable material with humor and humility."
PTAC PRESIDENT, PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
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