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Technology & Relationships
May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
We are in an age of wonder and amazement with technology. It can go anywhere with us and we can be reachable at any time. We use technology to order our groceries, navigate our cities, keep up with breaking news, family members living away and in some cases remain connected to our politicians and faith-based communities. So many of us are reachable and can respond immediately to beeping, buzzing and ringing of texts, emails and phone calls. We like what we feel when our phones ring or ping us with a new message and that makes us want more. Some experts have have suggested that technology is controlling us, that we have lost control of it…like an addiction. Is technology our friend, the life saving tool of the 21st Century or a manipulator of our minds and master of our time? Who is in charge?
There are many resources that explore how our technology is impacting us, especially younger people. The Center for Humane Technology is at the forefront of reimagining how technology can be used to support greater humanity. Common Sense Media has an advice for parents section. Screenagers is a documentary about youth and technology being shown all around the country. And the Digital Wellness Collective and Digital Wellness Day share resources to empower individuals, communities, and organizations with research-based tools and strategies to flourish in a digital age.
HERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2.
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