COMPLETED: Mindful Technology Use: Parents, Tweens, and Teens

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COMPLETED: Mindful Technology Use: Parents, Tweens, and Teens

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Wednesday, January 25, 2016

6:30pm-8:00pm

Salt Institute, 561 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Geared to families with children between the ages of 10-17.

Our number one "attention snatcher" in modern society is technology: computers, smart phones, and the network these tools allow us to connect to.  An incredible boon to people, when not approached with attention and intention, these tools have the potential to hold our attention hostage and ultimately have a negative impact on our well-being. Young people are even more susceptible to their draw because of their developmental stage combined with growing up in a world where they are ubiquitous.

Through this interactive workshop, families will learn about this modern phenomenon and how it impacts frequent and dependent users. We will begin by reviewing the current research and growing international conversation around screen use. Next, we will complete a personal use assessment to identify our current technology habits. We will follow this up by practicing some mindful technology use. Finally, participants will generate a Mindful Technology Use Plan for their own families based on current recommendations in the field and desired outcomes.  

In the end, participants will leave with an understanding of how to control their technology use, and encourage intentional technology use in their students, rather than be controlled by it.

 

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