We’re living in the digital age. An age of drones and clones, of big data, of constant screens and technology and social media playing an ever-present and pervasive role in our everyday lives and work.
Technology is not a bad thing. In fact, technological advancements have enabled huge leaps in healthcare, transit and communication delivery across the planet, changing lives every day.
But technology also has a dark side.
Have a think about your relationship with the devices in your life.📲💻⌚️🖥
New statistics on screen time and digital addiction reveal that the global average time spent on smartphones is 261 minutes a day (4hrs 33mins).
And the average user spends 76 minutes a day (1hr 16mins) on the top 5 social media apps.
Countries including China and South Korea have recognised internet addiction as a new disease (Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) and now publicly fund internet and gaming addiction treatment centres across the country.
It’s time to take charge of your usage and stay in control of your devices.
Be aware of your screen time, and try a few stints where you do a digital detox this week.
You just might feel a whole lot better for it. :) 🙏🏼
IN SEARCH OF SELFIE
girledworld joins the Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Program 2019 in a public forum with 200 students and teachers to unpack the strange and rule-ridden world of selfie culture.
#girledworld Cofounders and authors of #youarenotyourface@madeleinegrummet and Edwina Kolomanski @edwinamani will facilitate a youth-led discussion exploring the role of #socialmedia and #selfies in teenage personal narrative and identity development.
Plenty to debate, share - and unpack!💥
‘In Search of Selfie’
Facilitated Q&A Teen Forum
Thursday September 5, 2019.
State Library Victoria
Isabella Fraser Room
Book early to avoid missing out. All deets @melbwritersfest or go to website here for bookings.