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FLEX Understanding & Managing Screen Time Addiction by a Programmer 16W3

Explosive Learning Jo Reynolds Life Skill Teachers
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Learn how to manage screen time addiction in a fun and engaging way! Boost your child's digital well-being with our 'Healthy Tech Habits' course! In just 8 weeks, they'll learn to balance screen time & real life, fostering a healthier life.

Class Experience

16 lessons//16 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Screen Time Addiction
Overview of screen time addiction and its impact on daily life.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Understanding the Science of Addiction
Exploring the neurological and psychological aspects of addiction.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Effects of Excessive Screen Time on Mental Health
Discussing the mental health implications of prolonged screen use.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Effects of Excessive Screen Time on Physical Health
Examining the physical health risks associated with excessive screen time.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Strategies for Managing Screen TimeStrategies for Managing Screen Time
Introducing practical strategies to control screen time usage
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Creating Healthy Habits and RoutinesCreating Healthy Habits and Routines
Developing routines that reduce screen dependency and promote well-being.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Balancing Screen Time with Other Activities
Finding a healthy balance between digital and non-digital activities.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Encouraging a more intentional and mindful approach to technology use.
Encouraging a more intentional and mindful approach to technology use.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Digital Citizenship and Online Safety
Understanding responsible digital behavior and maintaining online safety.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Building Healthy Relationships with Technology
Fostering a positive and healthy relationship with digital devices.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Exploring Alternative Activities to Screen Time
Identifying engaging activities that offer a break from screens.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Coping with Boredom and Anxiety without Screens
Learning to manage emotions and boredom without relying on digital devices.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Screen Time and Sleep
Discussing the impact of screen time on sleep quality and patterns.
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Digital Detox and Reset
Guiding students through a digital detox to reset their screen time habits.
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Building a Sustainable Screen Time Plan
Creating a long-term plan for managing screen time effectively.
 Week 16
Lesson 16
Reflecting on the journey and consolidating the skills and knowledge acquired.
Reflecting on the journey and consolidating the skills and knowledge acquired.
  • Students will learn about the effects of excessive screen time, strategies to manage their screen time, and how to create a healthy balance between technology and other activities.
With a degree in Computer Science and 20 years of teaching experience, the teacher has a deep understanding of the effects of technology on children and the best ways to manage screen time.
Homework Offered
Students will complete weekly activities and reflections to help them apply what they have learned. Homework will take approximately 30-60 minutes per week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Progress will be assessed through feedback on homework assignments and class participation. There will be no formal grades.
Grades Offered
ADHA and Dyslexia Friendly
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. 
"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
"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
"The Social Dilemma" - Documentary on Netflix
"Digital Wellbeing Guidelines" - Website by the Digital Wellbeing Lab at the University of Washington
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 screen time addiction and strategies to manage it.
Joined May, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Science
Jo Reynolds BSc Money Business Video Games YouTube
Explosive Learning specialises in Life Skills classes that:

* Develop essential life skills rarely taught in schools
* Improve wellbeing by helping make kids happy and active
* Increase confidence through performance skills
* Are great fun to... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $399 for all content
16 pre-recorded lessons
16 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 15-18

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