Parents, Guardians, and other stakeholders:
Recently, I was told about a new documentary that was released at the end of August of this year on Netflix called “A Social Dilemma”. I took an hour and a half one evening and watched it after encouragement from another staff member. I was awestruck by the contents of this documentary. Here is a summary of the film:
This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.
None of the information was surprising or even new since I have done quite a bit of study, reading, and observation of people over the last decade as smartphones have become almost universally introduced to students prior to coming to high school. What struck me is that secular leaders in the tech industry were the ones sounding the alarm from a social perspective and not from a religious perspective.
If you have opportunity and access to a Netflix account, take the time to watch “the social dilemma”. If you don’t have an account, or have friends with one that you could watch it with, then you can visit their site and read a few articles found describing the dilemma. Visit the link below.
Ultimately, I want to begin a discussion about how we address these issues while adding in the impact social technology is having on the spiritual health of our students, staff, and families. Feel free to call me (828) 989-2046 or email me email@example.com if you would like to discuss this personally or if you have comments that might benefit everyone, please come back to this site and leave a comment after you have watched or read about this documentary. Hopefully we can start a meaningful discussion regarding a solution that involves all of our stakeholders.
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