Beyond Unplugging: How to Stay Sane Online
If abstinence education can’t stop teens from getting pregnant, why are we preaching digital abstinence as the cure for information overload and online distraction? In this session we’ll dig into our digital and personal toolboxes to share the practices, habits, apps and gadgets that can foster a healthy relationship to technology.
Countless articles explain how to “unplug” and take internet sabbaticals – a kind of binge/purge approach to online living. This session’s speakers will kick off the conversation with their own thoughts and suggestions for how to find a middle way, and then open the floor for your ideas and tips: How do you maintain your health, sanity, and relationships while using tech tools?
If you worry that you shouldn’t be checking your iPhone in bed, but you’re not prepared to do something as radical as actually turning it off, this session is your chance to find and share strategies and ideas for staying sane and online.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Alexandra (Moderator) Samuel, Vice President, Social Media, Vision Critical
- Rohan Gunatillake, Director, 21awake
- Lauren Bacon, Technology entrepreneur, author, business and leadership coach, Curiosity Labs
- Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Senior consultant, Strategic Business Insights
Lauren Bacon, Technology entrepreneur, author, business & leadership coach, Curiosity Labs
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