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Five Ontario school boards are suing the companies behind major social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, alleging their addictive products have caused the students to suffer from mental health issues, and causing widespread damage and disruption to the education system.

Why students harmed by addictive social media need more than cellphone bans and surveillance

Is a cellphone ban, along with increased surveillance, the right way to deal with the impact of addictive and harmful technology in classrooms?
A person wears a Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation button during a province-wide, one-day strike in Saskatoon, Sask., on Jan. 16, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Solving teacher shortages depends on coming together around shared aspirations for children

Decisions to fill teacher vacancies with uncertified adults compromises children’s education and reveals a demeaning notion that teachers — in a female-dominated profession — are merely babysitters.
By linking local food supply to foods prepared and served at schools, we unlock other potential connections. Fishing boats in St. John’s, NL, in April 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Smellie

4 school food program considerations based on insights from Newfoundland and Labrador

School food can connect people powerfully to their local lands, resources and economies, and be a tool towards reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next to the chef and other people at the Boys and Girls Club East Scarborough, in Toronto, before an announcement to launch a National School Food Program, April 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

What needs to happen next for Canada to have a successful school food program

Researchers and co-chairs of the Canadian Association for Food Studies’ School Food Working Group explain what Ottawa should prioritize to ensure its national school food program succeeds.
Some fault teachers for an inability to restrict phone use at school. But both students and some parents resist this, and problems far exceed in-class distraction. A student puts her phone in a holder at Delta High School in Delta, Utah, in February 2024. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

School board social media lawsuits: For too long we’ve sought individual solutions to a collective problem

Four Canadian school boards are suing social media giants. This comes as 95 per cent of Ontario schools report needing more resources to support student mental health.

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