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The Conversation Canada - Why children must be involved in research in the aftermath of COVID-19

The Conversation Canada - Why children must be involved in research in the aftermath of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the lives of children even after transmission of the virus is contained. And yet, not much is known about the long-term mental health effects of large-scale disease outbreaks, and experiences such as prolonged school closures and strict social distancing measures on children and youth.

In the media: TikTok says it's cracking down on dangerous challenges. Will it be enough?

In the media: TikTok says it's cracking down on dangerous challenges. Will it be enough?

Kate Tilleczek, an expert in youth and the digital age at Toronto’s York University, said it’s important to think about how much money TikTok makes when somebody clicks on these videos. “You leave [regulation] in the hands of folks who are making billions of dollars to do the right thing by kids, and I’m always thinking: ‘They’re not going to do that,’” she said.

In the media: 1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it

In the media: 1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it

Celia Haig-Brown’s book Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School was one of the first texts to describe the experiences of residential school survivors from their perspectives, particularly those who had been forced to attend the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

Already a month into the school year, and after two years of disrupted learning by COVID-19, students with special education needs have been deeply affected. Individual education plans (IEPs) have become a crucial part of the education system. And the number of students on IEPs is growing across Ontario public schools.