This is a giant step for the rights of children and young people online. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child approved General Comment 25 – a document outlining a more inclusive and participatory approach to regulating digital spaces for and by the young people.
I have been experimenting with my list of privileges and spaces where people tend to discriminate against me with simple shifts in language. When people correct my pronunciation, I refer to myself as ex-pat (instead of an immigrant). When men refuse to read out loud my Zoom question during a public event I rename myself from Sylwia to Syl (less feminine, easier to read but also more ambiguous, so harder …
We all know stories matter. Stories made Homo Sapiens the most successful kind. I wonder, what if we succeed in building a better, kinder future instead?
Here is my response to the Social Dilemma docudrama with useful links to more reviews, trusted people and digital wellbeing tips for people working with children and youth. Let me know what is missing…
Check out the Take A moment campaign in support of Mind.
People often ask me why I am so open about my emotions online, even as a coach and counsellor. Here is why – my vulnerability helps me heal.
Today I would like to look at a common assumption in our approach to digital wellbeing – the notion of separate reality online and offline.
Activists are often consumed by how others feel — and can forfeit their own safety and/or wellbeing in the process. Learning how to reset, re-energise and maintain good mental health is a basic need for an activist to truly be able to make a change, especially in a noisy online world where causes and movements vie for attention.
I am so grateful for inspiring people and for the opportunity to live in the digital age which allows them a unique voice.
Here is a quick look at the reactions of leading brands to Black Lives Matter on Instagram.