TECHNOLOGY ZEN

The Science & Psychology of Positive Technology

THE INTERSECTION OF TECHNOLOGY AND WELLNESS

Many factors contribute to how technology can impact our psychological health and even subjective well-being. The sections below (under development) will draw upon psychological research and a broad range of other science to provide tips, strategies, best-practices and resources for using technology positively and in a manner which minimises potential risks, while maximising the benefits to mental-health and well-being.

The Human Factors

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Tips and Strategies

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Mobile Devices

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Tips and Strategies

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Social Media

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Tips and Strategies

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The Internet

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Tips and Strategies

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Gaming

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Tips and Strategies

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Artificial Intelligence

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Tips and Strategies

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“Technology is best when it brings people together.”
– Matt Mullenweg

“Technology should improve your life… not become your life.”
~ Billy Cox

THE INTERSECTION OF TECHNOLOGY AND KIDS

Science, psychology, tips, strategies, best-practices and resources for using technology positively and in a manner which reduces any potential risks to the mental-health and well-being of children or youth (under development).

For Parents

Children and teens are the most vulnerable users of technologies like smartphones and social-media. When is the "right" time to allow kids access to these important technologies and how can parents reduce the risks?

Tips and Strategies

(Under Development) This section provides tips, suggestions and strategies for helping parents determine how best to introduce and monitor their kids use of risky technologies like smart-phones and social-media.
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For Teens/Kids

Children and teens are the most vulnerable users of technologies like smartphones and social-media. How can they use these technologies in a healthy and positive manner which reduces the risks?

Tips and Strategies

(Under Development) This section provides tips, suggestions and strategies for helping parents determine how best to introduce and monitor their kids use of risky technologies like smart-phones and social-media.
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For Educators

How can teachers and educators ensure that children and teens are protected from the risks of smartphone and social-media use, while ensuring the social and learning benefits are maximized.

Tips and Strategies

(Under Development) This section provides tips, suggestions and strategies for helping schools and educators determine how best to introduce and monitor student use of risky technologies like smart-phones and social-media.
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“Listening to teens talk about social media addiction reveals an interest not in features of their computers, smartphones, or even particular social media sites but in each other.”
Danah Boyd

“There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.”
~ Nancy Kassebaum

POSITIVE TECHNOLOGY BLOG

Technology Zen - Johnny Stork