The "Our Health" event on October 30 will explore the relationship between technology and health. This program will be of special interest to the iGeneration
(those who were born after the birth of the Internet, 1995) their parents and grandparents.
Access to the Internet and new technology has transformed the world of communication and health care. But, this proliferation of digital activity is not without negative effects! Cyber bullying, sextexting, and unwanted or unintended distribution of digital footprints and photographs can be dangerous. On-line users, particularly the iGeneration
, are at risk of isolation, addiction tendencies including gaming disorders, anxiety and depression, all of which can lead to significant mental health concerns.
Four experts will navigate us through the complex relationships of digital communication, social media and our personal health. Their discussions will provide guidance for recognition and management of problems related to intense screen time. They hail from; the Simcoe County District School Board, John Playford, a principal and Danielle Mink, a mental health educator and social worker; Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, John Weekes, a researcher; and the IT World, Paul Davis, TEDx Talk
Please forward this information to others, haters and lovers of technology, who might be interested. Previous Our Health events are available to watch at RogerTV
Register now at Ticketfly
to avoid disappointment. And remember, to arrive early, mingle with the crowd, talk about ”Our Health” and learn about “Health in the Digital Age”.