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FLEX Understanding & Managing Screen Time Addiction by a Programmer Pt 1 4W1

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

US Grade 4 - 6
Beginner - Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 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.
This class is taught in English.
  • 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 $99 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 7-10

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