Who Me? Addicted to Technology?
Materials: Paper and writing utensil ; Links to assist: Cell Phone Addiction ; It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addictive
- Begin by having students write down how they feel if they lose their phones or device or even just forget it for a day: Do they panic? Do they feel angry? Upset? Scared? Mentors, please do the same.
- After about 5 minutes, go ahead and have students and mentors share what they wrote. Let students know that you will be watching a couple of videos about cell phone addiction. Be sure to tell the students that you will be looking for them to share something that they learned after viewing the videos.
- When the videos are over, go ahead and have everyone (who wants to, that is) share out what they learned that they didn’t know or realize before, mentors included.
- To wrap up, take the time to have a discussion as to what we can all proactively do to be less addicted to our phones. Remind students that – yes – technology can be a positive addition to our lives IF we are using it within the proper limits.
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