Youth & Technology

There has been an increasing demand from educators, parents and young people themselves for timely, practical and age appropriate content, which addresses the role of technology in shaping the world they've grown up in. In 2018, Tactical Tech launched a youth initiative to speak to a third of the world's internet users who are under the age of 18.

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Data Detox x Youth

Data Detox x Youth is an activity book to help young people take control of their tech. This interactive toolkit encourages young people to think about different aspects of their digital lives, from their social media profiles to their passwords, with simple activities for reflection and play. The activity book includes sections on digital privacy, digital security, digital wellbeing and misinformation. This activity book can be found in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. More languages coming soon!

A Drop in the OCEAN

A Drop in the OCEAN is a tool which allows visitors to take a personality test, which feeds them political adverts that they would most likely be served. Based on the OCEAN model, also called the "Big Five" or the "Five Factor Model", named for the five main personality traits it measures: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A Drop in the OCEAN was most recently shown at the Glass Room Misinformation Edition, the youth version of this app, which delivers commercial adverts rather than political ones, is available in English, Italian and Slovenian.

The Glass Room & Young People

The Glass Room is designed to be a playful, accessible and thought provoking experience for visitors of all ages. Since its inception in 2016, we have noticed an increasing engagement from young people, parents and educators who have found the unusual format to be a great starting point for engaging with some of the biggest digital issues facing individuals and society. The Glass Room Misinformation Edition was the first time that we adapted some of the objects to also suit a young audience with adaptations to the language and sometimes the content too. The Glass Room has been hosted by many schools and libraries, and our youngest host was 11! If you would like to host The Glass Room in a school, library or other learning space then please get in touch with events@tacticaltech.org.

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