I’m speaking about both Positively Teenage and The Teenage Guide to Life Online at the #edbookfest on Aug 23rd.
I will delve into the science behind what’s really happening when we use – and use again and keep using and maybe occasionally (or even often) over-use – our smartphones and other screens. How our brain bandwidth is affected. Whether it matters. What matters. Why. Distraction, addiciton, concentration, procrastination, self-esteem, fake news, conversation, and more. How to get a grip and let our screens be our tools not our tyrants.
That makes it sounds as though I’m only talking about Life Online. Where does Positively Teenage come into it? Well, how can you be positively teenage if you don’t get to grips with life online? Being connected is an enormous part of being teenage – and being human. Positively Teenage gives you control over your life. It’s reassuring, empowering and incredibly wide-ranging.
Adults, if you want the fascinating truths about our screens (and your teenagers’ screens) so that you can make (and follow) healthy rules, please come.
Teenagers, if you want your parents to behave better with their phones, bring them with you.
Adults, if you want to feel better about your sons and daughters and their ability to create their own futures, this is for you.
Young people, if you want to feel excited and empowered by being the age you are, this is for you.
Everyone who’s interested in modern adolescence AND the positive role of screens, just come.
I’ll bring loads of free postcards to sign and posters for schools. And if you come, it will make me happy, so please COME!