Youth in the digital age expert at York University available for comment


TORONTO, January 25, 2019 – In this digital world, life can feel like a roller-coaster ride for people of all ages. It is even more pronounced for young people, who are born and raised in a constantly changing environment, both physical and digital. At York University, Professor Kate Tilleczek is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Young Lives, Education & Global Good. The Faculty of Education professor, who co-edited a book published yesterday, Youth in the Digital Age: Paradox, Promise, Predicament, is available to comment on:

  • How young people are encountering and negotiating the digital world
  • What digital ecologies look and feel like to young people
  • Concerns about the influences of evolving digital media from their perspective
  • Educational and social influences of digital experience on young people
  • The benefits and pitfalls of technology’s applications in school

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media Contact: Vanessa Thompson, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 22097,