Digital Detox for Schools
Our next major schools project: A tech-free summer camp for international schools at the beautiful Bonanza Resort Khao Yai!
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A more harmonious, reflective and understanding school? This is Digital Detox Asia’s vision.
Digital Detox Asia was formed with schools in mind. Indeed, it is the team’s experience within schools that inspired this whole project. We see our Digital Detox retreats and school visits as the first step in schools becoming more productive, mindful places.
Our retreats are tailor-made for each group, whether it’s students, teachers or management. There are several elements of our education programs:
- Recognising and acknowledging the impact of technology in our lives
- Developing techniques to balance our device usage
- Learning simple and effective activities and strategies to limit stress in our lives
- Gaining valuable meditation and yoga skills to begin daily independent or group practice
- Learning how to pass on the knowledge/skills to others
- Assisting with the implementation of Digital Detox Asia’s philosophy towards school policy
- Bonding with others without digital distractions
- Helping students and staff commit to healthy technology usage
Digital Detox Asia understands that a path of inspiration and positive influence are the keys to educating the younger generation.
Young people are some of the biggest victims of the digital age. They have been raised in a world of connectivity and digital influence. This availability to information and resources is a wonderful asset, but it’s also a double-edged sword; students have the world at their fingertips, but sadly the world has narrowed to their fingertips.
Device attachment and social media addiction are some of the main modern issues plaguing schools and homes. Society is slowly recognising the issue, but what is being done about it?
Digital Detox for students:
The main demographic for our Digital Detox school retreats is for university age and older secondary students. A Levels, IGCSE, IB or an age range of approximately 14 to 20 years old. This is the age when young people will spend increasing amounts of time studying, under stress and managing a growing social life. This stage of adolescence requires periods of intense focus, and many of our young people are poorly equipped to switch off.
Schools speak of mindfulness or stress relieving techniques during busy periods, but few schools worldwide really have the time or resources to implement long-lasting changes.
Digital detox for teachers:
Keeping up with deadlines, meetings with parents, writing reports, and planning lessons all take their toll on hardworking teachers. No doubt teachers are also inundated with emails, messages, web pages and social media. On top of all this, there is a classroom of children to attend to. Teachers need times of relaxation, mindfulness and digital detox as much as their students, and so Digital Detox Asia tailors its retreat content to address the busy demands of today’s teachers.
Our retreats aim at teaching mindfulness techniques, yoga, meditation, creative tasks and team building. The forty-eight-hour digital fast provides an excellent break from the school environment and facilitates bonding between individuals. Teachers will also be taught effective classroom mindfulness techniques to try with their students.
Digital detox for curriculum
The team at Digital Detox Asia are passionate about implementing the philosophy of this growing global movement into schools throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia.
The implementation process is unique to each school depending on how involved schools wish to be. Workshops, weekly sessions, curricular and co-curricular, lesson planning and weekend or midweek retreats are all on offer.
We work alongside teachers, students, assistants, principals and managers towards this shared common goal. We invite you all to learn from us, learn with us, adopt our philosophies, and improve the wellbeing and effectiveness of our schools.
Digital Detox Research relevant to school-aged children
‘Digital Detox’ aims to help teenagers reconnect offline (The Guardian)
Junior Digital Detox: get your child back (The Australian)
Internet Addiction: are your kids at risk? (Australian Financial Review)
Excessive social media use harms children’s mental health (The Telegraph)