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Keywords To Discuss: Dopamine, Device Addiction
Question: What statement from Simon Sinek was the most thought provoking to you from this video?
THIS ACTIVITY REQUIRES YOU TO PUT YOUR PHONE AND ALL DEVICES AWAY UNTIL THE END OF THE WORKSHOP!
The purpose of this activity is to help you assess whether or not you may be experiencing a device addiction.
•A "mobile addict" is defined as a user that launches apps more than 60 times a day, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry, six times more than the average user.
•The number of mobile addicts has grown by 123 percent over the past year, according to Flurry, which looks at data from 500,000 apps across 1.3 billion mobile devices.
•As of March 2014, there were 176 million addicts, up from 79 million in the same period last year.
•Females accounted for 52 percent of addicts, while the rest were males.
Anonymous Class Poll
Imagine that you accidentally dropped your phone outdoors and it crushed into many pieces. You take your destroyed device to the cell phone store and they inform you that it will take a week before you recieve a replacement phone.
What would you do? Could you survive for a week without your device?
INTERNET ADDICTION DISORDER
Internet addiction changes brain similar to cocaine (PLOS One Study : January 11, 2012)
• Studied 17 men and women diagnosed with IAD
•Compared Brain Scans with 16 healthy web users (aged 14 - 21)
•More patterns of abnormal matter on brain scans of IAD participants
•White Matter areas in brain contains nerve fibers that transmit signals and create disrupted pathways related to emotions, decision-making and self-control
•Similar brain scans of people addicted to alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, meth, and ketamine (Special K)
Discussion: In what ways do you think a friendship or relationship could be impacted with someone that has IAD that are similar to someone with a drug addiction?
SOCIAL MEDIA DEPRESSION
Discussion: What were some of the signs in the video that the young lady was experiencing Social Media Depression?
#BODYGOALS & BODY IMAGE
There are many factors that contribute to social media depression with teens. Check out this video that discusses #BodyGoals and how this trend may influence teens from a teen perspective. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with a partner.
ARE GUYS IMPACTED BY BODY IMAGE?
Does social media or media in general influence body image with guys the same way we hear about with girls? Listen to Kason, a senior in High School, discuss his take on how guys are influenced by body image.
#RELATIONSHIP GOALS & REALITY
Do you ever find yourself comparing your life or relationship to others on social media? Social comparison is one of the leading causes of social media depression. Trends such as #RelationshipGoals can create a challenge with us not comparing ourselves to situations that look and seem ideal...but are they really?
CAN YOU TAKE THE CHALLENGE?
Steps you can take if social media is impacting your mental or emotional health...
1.Minimize Screen Time (1hr)
2.No Social Media Day
3.Social Media Detox
4.Remove Apps From Phone
6.Delete/Block or Remove
HOW DID YOU DO? HOW MANY TALLY MARKS DO YOU HAVE?