The Smartphone: Friend or Foe?

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Munns Public School Gymnasium

1511 Sixth Line

Oakville, ON L6H1X8

Canada

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Smartphones were a tool that were supposed to revolutionize our lives. They remain a useful tool to accomplish tasks. However, we are now seeing the negative effects of being constantly connected. Long term data is demonstrating the cumulative impact of digital technology on our attention, memory, relationships and mental health.

Dr. Deepa Soni is an emergency physician who has worked for 20 years at Credit Valley Hospital. The mental health issues she is seeing at work are presenting in kids as young as 8-9 years old. Long term data is demonstrating the cumulative impact of digital technology on our attention, memory, relationships and mental health. Dr. Soni will review the current research and offer solutions on how we can gain control of our digital life.


Key points that she will be covering :

  • Who belongs to iGen?

  • What impact has growing up with technology had on today’s kids?

  • Why are more children presenting with mental health issues than ever before?

  • How do phones impact memory, attention, sleep, happiness, mental health?

  • Why is it easy to become addicted to your phone?

  • How can we regain control of our digital lives and our real life?


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the event is open to all ages. However, do be mindful that some of the subject matter may not be engaging or suitable for children below 10. Please note that we will not be providing childcare at the event

What are my parking options at the event?

Limited parking is availlable on school grounds. Please do not park in the plaza across the street - your car is liable to be towed.


How early can I get into the gymnasium?

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Please be seated before 7pm so that we can start on time.


Who do I reach out to for more information?

Please feel free to connect with us through email at munnspscouncil@gmail.com

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Munns Public School Gymnasium

1511 Sixth Line

Oakville, ON L6H1X8

Canada

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