WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN OUR SMARTPHONES? A DEBATE ON PHONOHOLISM
16:30 - 18:30Free
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It is worth taking up issues that you do not think about on a daily basis but such that often affect us. This is technology that in the form of mobile devices has been becoming increasingly important in contemporary people’s lives. The aim of the discussion is to make the audience, especially parents and teachers, familiar with the phenomenon of phonoholism, that is something, that children and young people are most prone to. They grow up and are brought up with access to mobile phones and technology to a much larger scale than in the case of previous generations.
During the meeting we will get to know the answers to the following questions:
– How to recognise a phonoholic and what are the effects of using smartphone all the time?
– Which good things may result from creating the rules concerning the usage of digital devices and how to create such rules?
– How to regulate habitual reaching for mobile devices?
– How do we function if we are disconnected from the Internet and mobile devices for 72 hours?
The debate will revolve around the research of Maciej Dębski, PhD, who is the founder and leader of Dbam o Mój Zasięg Foundation, a lecturer at the University of Gdańsk, the expert of the Supreme Chamber of Control and Polish Ombudsman. Doctor Dębski is the originator of the nationwide research within the scope of phonoholism and the problem of cyberbullying conducted among 22.000 students and 3.500 teachers. In 2016, he implemented the first social experiment in Europe, which consisted in disconnecting 100 people from any digital devices (mobile phones, tablets, Internet, online games, Playstation games, television) for 72 hours.
Among the speakers in the debate there will be also Fregata Primary School for Boys and Fregata Primary School for Girls, which will talk about their observations and approach to new digital devices in their schools.