New conference to explore internet and technology addiction


On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September, Knox will hold a new BOSTES endorsed conference called ‘Practising Positive Education: A Healthy Digital Diet Conference’. 

Healthy Digital Diet Conference 2016 Program Healthy Digital Diet Conference 2016 Program (298 KB)

>> Visit the conference website: A Healthy Digital Diet Conference

This conference will shine a light on problematic and addictive use of technology including the internet, computer games, social media, pornography and mobile phones. 

International and local guest speakers will examine why technology is addictive, the signs of ‘problematic’ technology use and how we can teach young people to use technology responsibly.
  • Friday 2 September - for teachers, mentors, school leaders, psychologists and principals
  • Saturday 3 September – for parents 
Friday 2 September (Teachers, Psychologists, Academics, School Leaders Day), 8am-4pm
  • ‘Internet Addiction: The experience from Singapore schools and clinics’ - Eejay Chong (Touch Cyber Wellness, Singapore)
  • ‘Digital resilence' - Prof Jane Burns (Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre)
  • ‘Apps, games and learning; can I download the positive opportunities?’ - Dr Kate Highfield (Macquarie University)
  • ‘Empowering Screenagers’ - Kirk Grinham, (Deputy Principal, Sydney Technical High School)
  • ‘Positive Education and the Internet: how they can work together’ - Dr Paula Robinson (Positive Psychology Institute)
  • ‘Negotiating violent content in a media-saturated world’ Dr Wayne Warburton - (Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University)
Saturday 3 September (Parents Day), 8.30am-1pm
  • ‘Internet Addiction: The experience from Singapore schools and clinics’ - Eejay Chong (Touch Cyber Wellness, Singapore)
  • ‘Is my child addicted to screens?’ - Justin Coulson (parenting author and speaker)
  • ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution: why Generation Z will not only survive, they will thrive’ - Michael Weeding (Director Digital at AMP)
  • ‘Results from Knox parent and student cyber survey’ - Dr Philip Tam (President of the Network for Internet Investigation and Research Australia) and Michael Beilharz (Knox Grammar School)
  • Parent, student and expert panel discussion 
  • Teachers, Psychologists, Academics, School Leaders Day – Friday 2 Sept – $275 (early bird special price if booked before 19 August)
  • Parents Day – Saturday 3 September - $165
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