Ask Trish: Social Media and Mental Health

Ask Trish: Social Media and Mental Health

Dear Trish: Maybe it’s just me but I just feel really bad about myself when I’m on social media. Like literally everyone seems to be living their best life and ...

Facebook News: It's Complicated

Facebook News: It’s Complicated

One of my favorite phrases is “it’s complicated,” because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem ...
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What is Digital Wellness?

What is Digital Wellness?

Educators are surely familiar with the term “digital citizenship.” We are familiar with coaching and modeling for our students the ways toward acting as an upstander, blocking and reporting bullies ...
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Parent's Guide to Amazon Fire TV

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Fire TV

We live in a golden age of media with an incredible array of choices between what we can watch on regular TV, via cable and satellite, and the internet. But, ...
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Like Fictional Killer Robots, Even Well-Intentioned Algorithms Can Do Harm

Like Fictional Killer Robots, Even Well-Intentioned Algorithms Can Do Harm

Algorithms - software that figures out what users want to see on social media - help sell us not just products, but ideas that affect our behavior ...
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Parent's & Educator's Guide to Media Literacy and False Information

Parent’s & Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy and False Information

We hear a lot about misinformation, disinformation and “fake news,” but whatever you call it, it’s a symptom of much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy ...
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Protecting Mental Health on Instagram

Protecting Mental Health on Instagram

I’m grateful to the Wall Street Journal for shedding light on some of the ways social media can contribute to a sense of inadequacy and other mental health issues. But ...
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Guide to Ray-Ban Stories: Bystander Privacy in a World of Wearable Cameras

Guide to Ray-Ban Stories: Bystander Privacy in a World of Wearable Cameras

Facebook Reality Labs and Ray-Ban have partnered Ray-Ban Stories, the companies’ first generation of smart glasses. This relatively new product category brings up questions regarding safety for the user and ...
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Ask Trish: Anti-Hate 101 with Ask Trish

Ask Trish: Anti-Hate 101 with Ask Trish

“Tell us more about your work as an anti-hate activist and what myths you’d want to bust or lessons you’d want to share.” Totally! First off, let me say that ...
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Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Thanks to increased research around cyberbullying, we know more about the problem and what will help, and we're more motivated as a society to address it ...
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