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FLEX Social Media & Youtube Streaming Phone Addiction Spot & Avoid Pt 4 4W2

Explosive Learning Jo Reynolds Life Skill Teachers
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,259)
In this class, students will learn how to identify and avoid addictive behaviors on social media, screens, YouTube, phones and streaming sites. How to spot and avoid problems before they start. Taught by a computer scientist.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 9
Beginner - Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
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 Week 2
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Class 2
 Week 3
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 Week 4
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This class is taught in English.
  • Students will learn the signs of addiction, how to create healthy habits, and strategies for staying free from addictive behaviors. They'll also gain an understanding of how social media and streaming sites are designed to be addictive, and how to use these platforms in a healthy way.
Johnathan holds a Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science during which course he learned how to programme video games, social media and streaming sites and the science behind making them highly addictive, a requirement of the companies who make money from this 200 billion dollar industry. He has taken specific classes on this subject while doing his computer science degree.

To see his work over 2 years of teaching on Outschool in action and 370+ reviews from other parents and students from his most popular class, "Why Video Games Are Addictive By A Programmer" please use think link: https://outschool.com/classes/1-day-why-video-games-are-addictive-minecraft-roblox-etc-avoid-gaming-addiction-Byn4e9Mu

He has worked with children of all ages in the fields of sports, circus skills and business as a trainer and mentor. He has extensive experience of mentoring and counselling which he applies during this class. With over 20 years of teaching experience and a degree in computer science, the instructor has a deep understanding of the technology behind social media and streaming sites. They'll share their expertise on addiction and offer practical strategies for avoiding addictive behaviors.
Homework Offered
Homework will consist of weekly activities and exercises that will take an average of 1-2 hours per week. These will include writing reflections, creating action plans, and practicing new habits.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Please note, this class will highlight to students how much of their lives they are wasting on screens and the harmful effects this has on their minds, bodies and relationships. Some students can find the realization that they have a screen addiction problem profoundly distressing. After this class, please ensure that you speak to your child about what we have covered and be prepared to offer the support they will need to overcome their addiction. You may wish to approach local counselling services to find out what professional support is available to you. Please be aware that addiction is a problem, whether it is screen time, video games, drugs, alcohol or any other addictive behaviour. If your child identifies that they have a problem during this class please seek professional help immediately. It is important to clarify that this class is not a medical service nor does it present therapeutic outcomes. The class is designed to provide students with strategies and tips to help them avoid mobile phone addiction. The course is educational in nature and seeks to provide students with knowledge and skills to reduce their dependence on mobile phones. The course does not intend to diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical condition.
Grades Offered
None needed for this class.
Please be aware that addiction is a problem, whether it is video games, YouTube, drugs, alcohol or any other addictive behaviour. If your child identifies that they have a problem during this class please seek professional help immediately. 
The class will draw from a variety of sources, including academic research, personal stories, and expert interview which will include "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" by Bruce Schneier

Witkiewitz, K., Marlatt, G. A., & Walker, D. (2005). Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for alcohol and substance use disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 19(3), 211-228.

Young, K. S. (1999). Internet addiction: Evaluation and treatment. Student British Medical Journal, 7, 351-352.

Fogg, B. J. (2002). Persuasive technology: Using computers to change what we think and do. Morgan Kaufmann.

Kosinski, M., Matz, S. C., Gosling, S. D., Popov, V., & Stillwell, D. (2015). Facebook as a research tool for the social sciences: Opportunities, challenges, ethical considerations, and practical guidelines. American Psychologist, 70(6), 543-556.

Houghton, D. J., Joinson, A. N., Caldwell, N. A., & Marder, B. (2011). The role of social support in students' perceived abilities and attitudes toward math and science. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(2), 478-491.

"Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked" by Adam Alter
"The Art of Mindful Technology: A Guide to Unplug and Reclaim Your Focus" by David Levy
"Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age" by Sherry Turkle
"How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life" by Catherine Price
"The Social Dilemma" - Documentary on Netflix
"Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World" by Cal Newport
"Seduced by Screen Time: 7 Ways to Rein in Your Tech Obsession" - Article by Scientific American
"10 Ways to Overcome Smartphone Addiction" - Article by Psychology Today
We will ensure that the sources used provide a balanced perspective and come from widely respected scholars/professionals in the field. The course will present different viewpoints and opinions to help students develop a nuanced understanding of mobile phone addiction and strategies to avoid it.
Joined May, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Science
Jo Reynolds BSc Money Business Video Games YouTube
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