Every social media platform and online video game our students can access are not the real problem. However, the persuasive technology that drives all of them is and our kids have no idea how and why it happens. This workshop is designed to take you into the world just beyond the screen of your phone and explain why your students, and perhaps even you, are obsessed and addicted to them. Youth workers need to understand how girls and guys are influenced differently by the screens they use. Sixty practical ways to have a healthier relationship with your screens will also be provided. If you don't think this is an issue, then this isn't the workshop for you.
Paul Robertson has been the Youth Culture Specialist for Toronto Youth Unlimited the last 26 years. Given his 42 years of ministry experience, he has held a number of roles including Executive Director of Toronto Youth Unlimited and co-director of Today's Teens Conference for three decades. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA and Bachelor of Education. Paul is passionate about the health and welfare of all teens but even more zealous about his 7 grandchildren.