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Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

2121 Cadboro Bay Rd

Victoria, BC V8R5G4

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This session will report on recent startling research about some of the negative impacts digital distraction is having on all of our brains, and particularly young people. This session will report on recent scientific data on the risks technological devices are having on the developing brain, with a focus on learning. The session is intended to provoke thoughtful dialogue and more mindful approaches to using technology in the classroom and at home. Topics covered include: The impact of screens, gaming, and internet on the young person's brain; Technologically burnout syndrome and attention deficit; The addictive properties of technology; Digital distraction's impact on learning and social skills; Promoting a more mindful approach in using technology in the classroom and at home.

Presenter Paul Mohapel is a doctor in psychology who frequently designs courses and lectures for psychology and business programs at various Canadian and international universities. He is also Associate Faculty in Royal Roads University’s Leadership program. Paul is a certified facilitator and coach in emotional intelligence and currently uses his expertise in psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness and leadership to help leaders and organizations function more effectively in the workplace. Dr. Mohapel was chosen as the first recipient of the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award for Workshop Facilitation at Royal Roads University in September 2015.

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