2023 Cutting Edge Grant

Field of Interest:
Health, Mental Health
Program Name:
Social Media Safety: Protecting LA Jewish Students’ Mental Health and Well-Being
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
Grant Website
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To scale its school-based social media intervention program, which will provide thousands of Jewish students, their teachers and caregivers from Jewish day schools with proven interventions to protect themselves from serious social media threats. The program aims to create a more sustainable infrastructure for social media safety in the Jewish community and protect Jewish students from short and long-term social media harm.

Jewish teens and tweens nationwide currently suffer harm from serious, pervasive social media-related dangers, including cyberbullying, eating disorders, suicide, and anti-Semitism. Today, with the Foundation's generous support, the Organization for Social Media Safety can start protecting thousands of Los Angeles Jewish school families from these threats. Our evidence-based services will equip educators, train parents, and teach students essential social media safety skills, ensuring our children can thrive in this new social media age.

Marc Berkman