Meetup

Digital Wellness for Children: Families, Friendships, and Education

Saturday, Sep 8
17:30 — 19:00
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Meetup

Digital Wellness for Children: Families, Friendships, and Education

Play, Youth, Kids,

Meetups are co-created events: Hosted and curated by amazing organizers from diverse tech communities; brought to you by Techfestival – open to all curious minds!

NB: Capacities are limited. Please RSVP to register, and arrive in good time to secure your spot!

Do you spend a lot of time on YouTube, Snapchat, or playing Fortnite? Do your parents struggle to understand everything that is going on in your online life? We live in an ever-evolving digital world, and sometimes it can be difficult for different generations to understand each other. Join us for an interactive and fun workshop where you will learn how to use technology selectively and connect with friends and family. Learn strategies that will help you, family and friends find the balance between being on and off screens. Playfully explore the lure of screens in a drama activity designed for all ages, and join us in a guided meditation where we explore our feelings on technology and then turn them into an art project. Open to children, teenagers, and family members.

Your host and speakers

Nina Hersher (US) is the Owner and Founder of Nourishing Habits™ Wellness Company, a resource center providing digital wellness counseling and educational seminars on best practices in productivity and self-care. Hersher is a certified Teen Outreach Program® Facilitator and an Oasis in the Overwhelm Facilitator, as well as a consultant for mental health start-ups and recent co-founder of The Digital Wellness Warriors, a group of tech wellness professionals dedicated to shifting the tide of digital addiction through education, humane-centered tech design, and community outreach.

Susan Reynolds (US) has 20 years of experience developing strategies that balance the impact of a digital world, and speaks, writes, teaches, and researches the escalation of technology for teens and 20-year-olds. A 30-year veteran educator and trained mindfulness and yoga teacher, she integrates the practice of mindfulness to counter the overstimulation and addictive natures of 24/7 connectivity. She’s the Co-Founder of Mindhood, and also a member of The Digital Wellness Warriors.

Pat McAndrew (US) works as a digital wellness consultant and actor in New York City.  He is the Founder of The Low Tech Trek, a community committed to discovering a better balance between how we use technology and striving to develop deep, meaningful relationships, and an active member of The Digital Wellness Warriors. Using methods rooted in theatre and performance, Pat educates individuals, businesses, and organizations on maintaining digital wellness, and is a performer with his one-man show REEL.

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