Coming into high school was a complete transition from the small middle school I went to this big new school where I was no longer the superior 8th grader but rather the small 9th grader at the bottom of the high school chain. However because of #ICANHELP- making this transition wasn't too difficult for me personally as I still kept my close friends and just continued to get the gist of what was going on in high school.Read More
With the elections that just happened, the words "winning" and "losing" are being heard often. So and so won, so and so lost. Sometimes you may sit and wonder about the candidates who lose and think, "but they did so much!"Read More
“Social media can be scary, confusing and overwhelming to parents,” said co-founder Kim Karr, “but it doesn’t have to be.” #ICANHELP has the goal to build a robust and high-quality online course for parents that they can interact with on their own time through any device such as learning at home, during their commute, or their free time. With this initiative, #ICANHELP is looking for donations to drive a professional program encompassing 12 2-minute bite-size videos for parents to consume on their own time. You can donate and learn more here: https://www.gofundme.com/vvwhu3-icanhelp?member=1422866Read More
I started the camp with the intention of giving youth opportunities to dance in professional music videos with the artist(s) of the song(s). During the first three days we focus on stretching, dance technique, freestyling, and the choreography I’ve created for the music video.
(San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2019) – On Monday, September 16, 2019, Facebook will host the third annual #Digital4Good event at their Menlo Park headquarters and it will be live streamed to a global audience. #Digital4Good will be a major gathering of highly-engaged students, industry, and educators that are focused on empowering positive tech and media use--digital for good. The form to nominate students for the first annual #Digital4Good awards can be found at: http://bit.ly/ichd4g19. Nominations are open from today through January 31, 2019.Read More
Smile Cards are in one word, impactful. They have the ability to change someone’s day from bad to good, good to great, and everywhere in between. It took me a long time to recognize the true power of these small yet powerful cards. When I was told the story that made me realize this power it was 10,000+ cards later. I was once passing out these cards at my high school, as I would do at random times throughout the years I attended Chino Hills. I don’t remember giving this amazing human a Smile Card but the action of taking the time out of my day to give her one was so genuine it shook her to her core.Read More
Pressure is the story of a high school student who comes under pressure from the expectations and commitments of her student life. The film starts in the hallways of her school and then quickly transitions to a pool of water showing the student attempting to tread through life and keep her head above water. The film is written by Madilyn Fahey and Jenna Galligan.Read More
College application season is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting and scary parts of senior year. These applications are what lead you to the next chapter of your life, and this pressure can sometimes get to be stressful. In my personal experience, I had a very difficult time finishing my applications. There are so many things that I wish I had known prior to applying to college. Here are some of them:Read More
#ICANHELP, a non-profit that empowers teens to delete negativity online, is excited to announce our partnership with Aaron Judge as part of the #Uncap the possibilities campaign made possible through The Players’ Tribune and Sharpie.Read More
After receiving numerous submissions from across the country, #ICANHELP is thrilled to announce the students that will be recognized at the second annual #Digital4Good. Happening on Monday, September 17th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM PST at Google’s Community Space in San Francisco, CA.
As the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), I spend my days (and a lot of nights too!) thinking about the impact media and technology have on our world. NAMLE defines media literacy as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. In today’s digital world, media literacy education is essential. Over the last ten years, I have done countless talks with parent groups and students where I use the concept of digital citizenship to introduce the importance of media literacy. For many schools, digital citizenship tends to be a good entry point to broader conversations about media, technology and kids.Read More
(San Francisco, CA – March 12, 2018) – On Monday, September 17, 2018, #ICANHELP will host the second annual #Digital4Good event in San Francisco, CA and it will be live streamed to a global audience. #Digital4Good will be a major gathering of highly-engaged students, industry, and educators that are focused on empowering positive tech and media use--digital for good. This exciting event will celebrate student voice and digital leadership, featuring a fast-paced mix of presentations, panels, videos, and the first ever #Digital4Good awards. Unlike typical youth recognition, the #Digital4Good awards are nominated by students for students.Read More
Every social network has the ability to teach and spread digital citizenship to its users. How a company manages its community guidelines will determine if the impact it has on digital citizenship is positive or negative.Read More
Bullying is a big issue facing the world today, so I decided to take a look into how I can help and make a difference in my community based on what my community interests are. That's when I started non-profit Diverse Gaming Coalition to take a stand.Read More
Starting #ICANHELP at your school is easier than you think. While school assemblies are a great way to kick off #ICANHELP and make a change in your school’s online behavior, you can start with something as simple as an event. Here are a few to help get you started on spreading kindness at your school.Read More
#ICANHELP is excited to announce the launch of our new website. As we continue to grow and meet the needs of the schools that we work with, an interactive and resource filled website is exactly what we need to continue serving schools and youth groups.Read More