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Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
Screenless presentation   for secondary schools
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Screenless presentation for secondary schools

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This presentation has been designed as part of the www.screenlessweek.co.uk resource and gives teachers a set of slides to use with pupils (aged 12 years +) to look at the issues of excessive screeen …

This presentation has been designed as part of the www.screenlessweek.co.uk resource and gives teachers a set of slides to use with pupils (aged 12 years +) to look at the issues of excessive screeen use.

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  • The aim of this lesson is to:Explore our dependency on screens, Look at the way that the ScreenLess week gives us an opportunity to check whether there is an over compulsion issue To examine empathy erosion and whether we are becoming numb to other’s feelings ? To provide a space for reflection and a chance for pupils to at least consider a few of the positive tips for healthy use
  • Obviously you can hide this slide before you use the presentation with young people  !
  • The aim of this lesson is to:Explore our dependency on screens, Look at the way that the ScreenLess week gives us an opportunity to check whether there is an over compulsion issue To examine empathy erosion and whether we are becoming numb to other’s feelings ? To provide a space for reflection and a chance for pupils to at least consider a few of the positive tips for healthy use
  • Intro slide. Explain that Screen-less week is NOT screen-free week. We are not advocating a ban or a crash diet ! This is about giving both young people and adults a chance to recalibrate their screen-time and check their well-being online.
  • This poetry rap is a good way to introduce the challenge of how technology can paradoxically cut us off from each other and true connection. Do watch this clip found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QsWQtDHhBg&sns=tw BEFORE showing it as you may feel it is only appropriate for older aged children. Bring up the quote from this poem at the very end –either as he says it or just after. Use this final quote as a discussion starter “Does this capture how we feel sometimes ?”What do you think about his point about how many friends do we really need ? Does Technology make us feel human or does it control us too much ?
  • This slide helps pupils think about the different ways in which they use technology but also what do they value the most. In a way it is not fair to compare these groups but they are illustrative only and you can ask what other activities not listed here they would also include. Share experiences of what life was like before you had a mobile phone or 24/7 TV or the internet .Ask the pupils whether this accurately describes them
  • The information from this slide is taken from an excellent article by Dr Richard Graham a leading consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who runs the Uks’ first dedicated Technology addiction service for young people at the Capio Nigthingale Hospital.
  • This slide is particularly important because we are encouraging families to do it together. However we need to be sensitive because some children will come from homes where there is a lack of supportive adults or from homes where they hardly see their parents (in part because of the pressure of work). Good to open up a discussion about how we engage as families together through the screen (for positive and negative).
  • Here are some other questions. Ask the first 2 before advancing to the further point about setting up a diary. For some children a diary may be a strange concept but you can introduce it by saying that it is like a status update but something you write just for your own reflection later. Of course there are some wonderful learning opportunities here and a chance to run a series of literacy, creative writing, citizenship, exercises.
  • One aspect to explore with excessive online use is whether our empathy becomes eroded.
  • Important to bring up wider reflections on empathy – you will have your own too.
  • This builds and it may be too much to cover in the lesson so you could just pick up on some of the key points. This description has come from www.boundlessconnections.org/weeklyvirtuesblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Empathy.jpg and the point about empathy protecting us from prejudice is really important to reflect on.
  • Easier to see these key words
  • Two modern reflections on the need for both empathy and also resilience. There is a separate powerpoint on Cyber bullying which is available from www.carrick-davies.com
  • Really important to stress the positives.
  • Some simple questions to start the discussion and get feedback. Have a look at some of the resources on the screenlesswebsite http://www.carrick-davies.com/screenless/resources for further help.
  • Simple question to help everyone recognise perhaps just one thing which they will cut back on.
  • Obviously there could be lots of follow-up activities. Making a poster, designing some a screen-saver, top tips to help you unplug etc. You could do a play for an assembly, write an essay on what was it like before screens, or perhaps what will life be like when we don’t have screens because the internet is embedded in objects and even in our glasses ! – lots to do and depending on the size of your group you could do this as a group exercise or small groups.
  • That’s it ! – hope it was helpful. If you have reflections or suggestions for improving please do e-mail stephen@carrick-davies.com
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    • 1. Switch off to Switch On ?For Secondary Schools
    • 2. Advice for teachers:• This presentation will help you look at the issues of compulsive screen use withstudents. It has been designed for 12 years age and upwards.• There are 2 parts to this presentation. The first part is to be used before you startthe week, the second after.• The presentation looks at the ScreenLess activities but also looks at the issue ofonline empathy and whether being on our screens all the time somehow erodesour empathy for others. The presentation also looks at how excessive screen usecan affect our health and wellbeing. However these slides are really onlydiscussion starters.• It is designed to be used in a classroom setting and to open up a discussion andgenerate positive feedback and reflection from young people.• Of course for many of the students the idea of having a ScreenLess week will be ananathema, but remember this is not about having a no-screen week, it’s abouthelping all of us to think can we have a less screen week. Remember it doesn’thave to be a whole week – you can have a Screenless few days!• Obviously you will know your pupils best and so we encourage you to use the slidein this presentation which you think can work best in opening up a discussion.• There are notes for each slide on the bottom of each slide so review these beforeyou use with students.• Finally – let us know what worked or if we can provide further resources looking atthis topic.
    • 3. Switch off to Switch On ?For Secondary Schools
    • 4. YOUR MISSIONShould you choose to accept itCould you live without your screen(access to your mobile, games console, Ipad or the Internet)for a whole week ?“If you took away my mobile phoneyou would take away a part of me”
    • 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QsWQtDHhBg&sns=tw“In a world where voicesare only read andlaughter is never heard,I’m so desperate to feelthat I hope that thetechnology can reversethe universe so that thescreen can touch meback and maybe it willwhen our technology isadvanced enough tomake us human again!”CONSTANTLY CONNECTEDHow does it feel ?
    • 6. What ONE screen activity would youmiss the most if you couldn’t use anyscreens for a whole week?FACEBOOKTWITTERBBM /WHAT’S UPNEWSRESEARCHSHOPPINGTEXTINGCAMERAMUSICSTAYING INTOUCH E.g.TOOLS &APPS E.g.LOCATIONGAMESACCESS TOINFO E.g.WEATHEROTHERS? …………
    • 7. IS THERE A DANGER WE BECOMEADDICTED* TO OUR SCREENS ?• When constant online time becomes aproblem or a ‘dominant’ part of your life.• When it starts interfering with schoolattendance, outside activities, or even sleep.• When you become irritable, angry frustratedwhen you are not online.• When you suffer withdrawal symptoms whennot online.* The word ‘addicted’ is very strong, perhaps a better word is ‘Compulsion’
    • 8. SCREEN-FREE WEEK ALSO GIVES US ACHANCE TO CHECK UP ON OUR HEALTHLate night technology use can :• Affect sleep quality• Contribute to mental exhaustion• Increases drowsiness in schoolthe next day which has a directlink to learning• Be a powerful distraction(completing homework!)• Affect our offline relationships
    • 9. BUT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUTCHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE!Parents tell us that weare becoming addictedto our screens. We reply,"So are you, its just thatyou call it work!"
    • 10. What practical thing do youthink would help you to usescreens less during the week?What things do you think willcome out of the ScreenLessweek?A diary will helpyou capture yourexperience.
    • 11. • Does the internet contribute toan erosion of empathy ?• What happens when webecome “comfortably numb” ?• How can we build empathyonline ?EMPATHYWhat is empathy?
    • 12. “You never really understand aperson until you consider thingsfrom his point of view.Until you climb inside of his skinand walk around in it.”Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
    • 13. “Empathy is the ability to put ourselves in another’splace and to understand their experience.We are deeply present to their thoughts andfeelings with such compassionate accuracy thatthey can hear their own thoughts more clearly.Empathy connect us with ourcommon humanity.It protects us from prejudice,blame, and judgment – thosethings that divide us from eachother. It moves us to seekjustice for every person. Eventhose with whom we disagree.”With empathy, wereflect on how ouractions affect others.Empathy inspires usto be giving andselfless. Empathyconnects our hearts.Source www.boundlessconnections.org/weeklyvirtuesblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Empathy.jpg
    • 14. “Empathy is the ability to put ourselves in another’splace and to understand their experience.We are deeply present to their thoughts andfeelings with such compassionate accuracy thatthey can hear their own thoughts more clearly.Empathy connect us with ourcommon humanity.It protects us from prejudice,blame, and judgment – thosethings that divide us from eachother. It moves us to seekjustice for every person. Eventhose with whom we disagree.”With empathy, wereflect on how ouractions affect others.Empathy inspires usto be giving andselfless. Empathyconnects our hearts.Source www.boundlessconnections.org/weeklyvirtuesblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Empathy.jpg
    • 15. “You better braceyourself for a whole lotof ugly coming to youfrom a never endingparade of stupid”Motormouth Maybelle from Hairspray“Casual Cruelty ”Lady Gaga has established herBorn This Way Foundation toempower young people to resistthe urge to engage in casualcruelty in the digital world.
    • 16. What is it about using a mobilephone which can disinhibit us ?In small groupsWhat can happen when webecome less inhibited and hidebehind anonymity ?GROUP EXERCISE
    • 17. What do you think could be the bestthing about not being on yourscreen for the next few days ?
    • 18. Who’s on for switching off ?
    • 19. Note for teachers:• The next 5 slides you can use after you haveundertaken the activity.• Of course you can also adapt these slides and insertexamples of children’s work, your diary entries,results of a survey etc., etc.
    • 20. HOW DID YOU GET ON ?
    • 21. Well done for trying !
    • 22. HOW DID YOU GET ON ?• What was the one personal thingwhich you learnt from unplugging?• Did you feel agitated or tense,irritable or angry? If so why do youthink that was ?• What was the best thing you did inplace of being on your screen ?• How did you feel when you couldn’tuse your screens?
    • 23. HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?As a result of doing the activity,are you going to do anythingdifferently from now on?What is the one tip you couldshare to others about keepinga screen-life balance ?
    • 24. Complete the following sentence“I thought theScreenLess weekwas…”
    • 25. Who’s on for switching off ?

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