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Deep Dive into the Social Dilemma
October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We tweet, we like, and we share — but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming our behaviors, our beliefs and our civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.
The Social Dilemma is one of 2020’s most impactful documentaries and tees up timely conversations about technology and its impact on not only our mental health, but also on our democracy, social mores, and discrimination within society. The companies that connected the world and how we consume information did so at a cost to us and our institutions. Those of us who rely on these platforms are unknowingly complicit in trading our freedom for followers and our social cohesion for instant connection.
By providing dramatized examples of how persuasive technology is working on us all, and by pointing to the prevalence of thought bubbles, rabbit holes, and conspiracy theories, the film has already provoked important conversations amongst people who have seen it.
Join Elizabeth Milovidov, Digital Parenting Coach and internet safety expert, for a moderated conversation and watch clips not featured in the film. Together, we will examine the cause of the dilemma, discuss its dangers, and exchange views on our unique roles in both perpetuating and solving the problem.
Also joining us from the UK will be Dr. Michele McDowell, a Child and Educational Psychologist with over 18 years of experience of offering well-researched, effective strategies to parents and teachers in order to support children who are experiencing a range of difficulties. In the last five years she has been experienced a significant increase in cases involving children demonstrating excessive gaming behavior and, consequently, educational and social-emotional problems.
It is highly recommended (but not obligatory!) that you watch the film before joining this conversation.
Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 7:00 PM –8:30 PM CEST (Paris time)
Where: Online via Zoom. Registered participants will receive login information a couple of days before the event. Please register below.
About Elizabeth Milovidov
Elizabeth is a Digital Parenting Consultant, who provides support to governments, companies, schools, and parenting associations on digital parenting and children and internet. Currently, Elizabeth is a Board Trustee for the The Diana Award, an Advisor on European Cooperation and International Projects to e-Enfance, the French Child Online Protection Association and a Digital Parenting Contributor to France 24. She also consults for UNICEF, Child Online Protection and the Council of Europe as an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children’s Rights and Internet; and is an eSafety content provider for The UK Safer Internet Centre; “Ask the Expert” member for Internet Matters; and guest blogger for the Family Online Safety Institute.
For more information about Elizabeth, or to make a private appointment, visit her website: https://www.digitalparentingcoach.com/
She also blogs for INSPIRELLE: https://inspirelle.com/author/elizabeth-milovidov/
About Michele McDowell
Dr. Michele McDowell is a Child and Educational Psychologist with over 18 years of experience in offering well-researched, effective strategies to parents and teachers in order to support children who are experiencing a range of difficulties. During the last five years, she has been experienced a significant increase in cases involving children experiencing excessive gaming behavior and consequentially; educational and social-emotional problems. Both parents and teachers frequently query how they can find out if a child has a gaming problem and what they can do about it. Dr. McDowell has had experience in helping parents to identify children’s problematic gaming behavior and provided parents with successful strategies to effectively manage their behavior as well as helping them to identify possible reasons for the excessive gaming.
The Life After Gaming group program acknowledges that parents may be feeling overwhelmed and out of their depth, struggling to understand how the problem arose and what they can do about it. Research has indicated that group support is effective in many ways; primarily because it makes parents feel like they are not alone in feeling the way they do. Dr McDowell expertly uses up to date research to provide techniques and strategies for parents to use with their children to stop excessive gaming behaviors and create healthy alternatives.
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