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Stories for Grades 3 and Up

Story Media Publication Content Warnings
“A Crisis of Connectivity: Internet Access in Rural PA” by Jordan Wolman Photo, Text WLVR: Lehigh Valley Public Media N/A

Stories for Grades 6 and Up

Story Media Publication Content Warnings
“People in Parts of Myanmar Are Living Under the World's Longest Internet Shutdown. It's Putting Lives in Danger” by Kyaw Hlaing Text TIME N/A
“Tracked and Traced: How Thousands of American Muslims Ended up on the Terrorist Watch List” by Nargis Rahman and David Leins Audio, Text WDET N/A
“Tech Giants Made a Home in Ghana. Now They’re Quiet on Its Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.” by Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu Photo, Text protocol N/A
“Companies Are Selling AI Therapy. Should You Buy It?” by Ben Rein TikTok video with transcript OpenMind Magazine N/A
“Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword for the Feminist Movement” by Jacqueline Kamei Photo, Text Pulitzer Center Discussion of body image and eating disorders

Stories for Grades 9 and Up

Story Media Publication Content Warnings
“The Black Box” by Arijit Douglas Sen and Derêka Bennett Video, Photo, Text The Dallas Morning News Discussion of suicide and mental health crises, mass shootings, and police violence
“The Twisted Eye in the Sky Over Buenos Aires” by Karen Naundorf and Sarah Pabst Photo, Text WIRED N/A
“In Fight for Equal Rights, Queer Filipinos Build Communities on Social Media” by Don Kevin Hapal Photo, Text Rappler N/A
“Essay: Is the Next Misinformation Crisis Fear-Based and Local?”  by Lam Thuy Vo Text Just Tech N/A
“The Power of Social Media in Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis” by Zane Irwin Photo, Text Pulitzer Center N/A
“How an Algorithm Denied Food to Thousands of Poor in India’s Telangana” by Tapasya, Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava, and Divij Joshi Video, Photo, Text Al Jazeera N/A
“‘There Is No Standard’: Investigation Finds AI Algorithms Objectify Women’s Bodies” by Hilke Schellmann and Gianluca Mauro Photo, Text The Guardian N/A

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