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Campaign created 4 months ago
An Awareness Campaign exploring the dangers of tech addiction and offering solutions for teenagers to find balance.

Ø  An educational programme implemented in schools of all kind of socioeconomic backgrounds

Ø  A documentary to raise awareness

 

Context

 

The average person checks their phone 150 times per day, that's every 6 minutes, which sums to 1/3 of our lives spent scrolling online.

Tech gives us the amazing gift of putting the world at our fingertips, but if not used with awareness, it can suck us into an addictive loop of uncontrolled use.  How many of you get anxious when you are away from your phone? Screen overuse is negatively impacting our emotional and mental health, disrupting our focus and concentration, sleep, productivity, creativity, relationships and self-esteem. The struggle intensifies among today’s teenagers, who are going through a pivotal point in their development and are the first generation to have been raised on social media.

 

In the tech industry, more of our time= more money. Apps are therefore being designed to maximize our screen time, acting like slot machines that feed our brain with the constant stimulation and dopamine release we are hardwired to crave. Former tech-designers turned tech-ethicists, among other world experts and influencers, are waking up to this problem and taking action to change the tech industry’s business model. But while adequate changes are being made, our role is to empower ourselves to be able to control tech instead of being controlled by it.  In order to succeed, we need to change our relationship with it.

 

 

The campaign

 

Created by a group of teenagers and non-profit association Um So Tecto, our aim is to educate youth about the dangers of tech addiction, offering tools to harness the power of tech as a positive force in our lives.

 

It consists of:


AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTED IN SCHOOLS

The programme will be organised by teenagers and guided by the non-profit association. It involves:

Ø Intervention theatre sessions that allow teenagers to explore the topic through their personal experiences

Ø Talks by multidisciplinary experts, parents and teenagers

Ø  The implementation of extracurricular activities in underprivileged schools. Low income households are more likely to develop unhealthy habits such as videogame addiction (as parents are often working and unable to have someone to supervise children), thus decreasing grades and perpetuating cycles of poverty. Our intention is to make these teens discover activities beyond their screens, unplug them from digital entertainment and provide them with a save environment where they can be present, create, explore and develop their skills.

 

A DOCUMENTARY

We will film the educational programme and wrap all the information in a film that dives deep into the necessity of introducing balance in our increasingly screen-dominated lives.

 

 

Where will the money go?

 

Your contribution will go to:

Ø Informative talks done by parents, children and experts

Ø  The creation of extracurricular activities with an emphasis on intervention theatre that will take underprivileged teens off their screens while developing their skills and sense of community (yoga, football, art...)

Ø Documentary: Equipment rental, crew, post-production and film festival submission (we want as many people as possible to see the documentary and take action, and festival submission really adds up!)

 

Other ways you can help

While every euro goes a long way, there are other ways you can help. 

We invite you to leave a comment on page, 'like' us on Facebook, share our campaign, and help us get the word out!

We are also looking for Ambassadors to help us get as many experts and schools as possible involved. If you are interested in joining us with as much (or as little) of your time as you can, give us a shout.
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