What is about digital technology that is so addictive?
Vancouver, B.C. – March 12, 2015 – Digital technology is an amazing tool that brings lots of solutions to our daily needs.
As a learning specialist for one of Canada’s largest telecom companies, Guillermo Serrano has trained more than 5.000 children, teenagers and adults across the country in the use of digital technology. From schools to nonprofit organizations, such as senior centers, he has seen first-hand the challenges that people face when they interact with the digital world.
The most vulnerable group is children. One of the biggest obstacles for adults in bridging this issue is that kids are way more technologically capable than their parents. The digital gap between today’s generation and Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennial is huge. Today’s boys and girls have their brains coded to interact effortlessly with technology gadgets.
The average Canadian spends one-third of their waking time staring at a screen, with all the negative consequences this entails. Things should change.
Digital Detox is a literacy program Guillermo pioneered that encourages families to disconnect from their digital devices. Through storytelling, dancing and puppetry, he teaches kids about how to put boundaries on digital technology. Guillermo is a children’s book author whose books focuses on technology, Internet safety, inclusion and diversity.
His message: In a world addicted to speed, take time to slow down.
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