My son is at a Waldorf school which encourages down-time and creative play. The stories we tell each other through TV and other media shape the boxes that we later inhabit inside a culture of “consumers”.
Whose agenda is it that we become “consumers”? It is not mine, and I bet you it is not yours either.
Come and learn more about how we can get off the addictive habit of media consumption for our children.
Impacts of Screen Overexposure on Young People’s Health the Facts, the Damages, the SOLUTIONS
Television content is designed to entertain the public, and especially the young, to prepare them to overconsume the planet’s resources and to get them dis-interested in life, democracy and the responsibilities of citizens facing an environmental crisis. The democratic deficit is alarming. To construct democracy, we must train Heroes.
Our most vulnerable citizens, children spend more than 40 hours a week hooked to one or more screens. Behind the screens, marketing agencies are on the lookout! Overexposure to screens affects the health of youth and is costly to society.
Dropping out of school, physical inactivity, aggression and bullying, low self-esteem, depression, misogyny, etc..
WHAT TO DO?
* This unique symposium is held at our home in Montreal from 4 to 6 May 2011. *
* A day with presentations in English, May 4, followed by two full days in French. *
* It’s not too late to register for one, two or three days.