We use our electronics in every part of our lives – whether at work or in our free time. However, it is the imbalance of use in our free time that can then cause issues. Who is guilty of being with friends but still checking their phone and sending messages; Or watching Netflix but sneaking in a game of Candy Crush; Or ignoring the moment in favour of getting the best picture for Instagram. Addiction is a strong word, but obsession may be more appropriate in these scenarios.
We want the students to think about the following points;
- Are you conscious of how much time you spend on your phone?
- Who really wins by you spending more and more time on your apps?
Here is a video that has been made by the Student Advocate Group.
Another resource is the Phone Detox Challenge in the attachment.