Do you recognise we are living in a huge uncontrolled experiment?

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Do you recognise we are living in a huge uncontrolled experiment?

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One which may be having adverse effects on the structure of the brain. It is imperative that we become aware of the signs and changes in our thinking and behaviours to mitigate potential concerns, before irreversible damage is done. These changes become even more critical in our children. Science is proving that the result of […]

Do you really know the hidden cost of video games?

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Are video games just that, games? Are online games, like Fortnite, ‘just kids having fun’? Is the World Health Organisation being dramatic declaring video gaming as a mental health disorder in June 2018? And can we afford to dismiss this compulsion to game on-line as ‘just a phase’? On the eve of 60 Minutes going […]

The Impact of Devices, Distractions & Diet in the Classroom

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On 8th November 2018 I will be sharing my latest research on neuroscience and its affects on learning and well being in my new program “The Impact of Devices, Distractions & Diet in the Classroom”. I will be conducting this full day program for Independent Schools Victoria for interested educators and other professionals. The night before, […]

Children at risk: 60 Minutes Australia special

Join me on 60 Minutes on September 2. I am interviewed about what is really happening in the minds of our children who are addicted to gaming. This topic is of critical importance in so many homes across the globe. Congratulations to 60 MINUTES for their highly professional efforts to bring gravity to what is […]

Choices – Are you making the right technological choices for yourself and your family?

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We are living in an environment of unprecedented technological and cultural change compounded by soaring multimedia use and rapid transfer of information. Living in the digital age, we don’t yet know the long term impacts of high screen usage. But we do know the short term impacts. Many of these affect families globally with the […]

A Generation of Firsts – An Uncomfortable Truth [Podcast]

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What is the Generation of Firsts and how has it evolved in today’s time poor world? Is your child a part of this generation? In this revealing interview, Jill Sweatman comments on three significant health, family and social issues that are affecting the potential lifespan of our children. You will hear: why our children are […]

What do the Tech Gurus know that we don’t? [Podcast]

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A great deal it would seem. In this illuminating interview Jill Sweatman talks about the disciplines and family considerations the technology gurus impose on their families, for good reason.  Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Chris Anderson and Evan Williams make a firm statement within their own families. You will hear: what these tech giants encourage and […]

How Devices are Affecting Learning [Podcast]

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How Devices Are Affecting Learning Are you concerned about your children’s over-use of phones, iPads and technology in general? In this interesting interview, Jill Sweatman shares one of the significant aspects of communication and learning that has been affected by the ubiquitous use of technology, especially our compulsion for screen devices. You will hear: how […]

3 ways to use Neuroscience to put POWER back into PowerPoint presentations

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Did you know PowerPoint has two capital P’s for a reason? They stand for ‘Perfect Preparation’ for a potent, powerful presentation. We have all sat through what may feel like a lifetime of laborious PowerPoint presentations often wishing we were somewhere else. Attention wanes within the first few minutes. We are already happily distracted, perhaps […]

Restoring Community in the Home [Podcast]

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Restoring Community in the Home Are you concerned about the breakdown of community within your family home? Listen to this informative interview with Jill Sweatman as she shares some of the critical elements that have fragmented the sense of community within the modern home. You will hear : what happens when we are cocooned geographically […]