What Makes Online Games so Addictive? [Podcast]

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What Makes Online Games so Addictive? [Podcast]

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What Makes Online Games so Addictive? How does the brain react to problematic online gaming use? Is this an epidemic? Follow the $$$ What are some of the elements of compulsion we need to pay attention? What can we do at a time when it matters? Listen below as Jill discusses the crux of the issue.

Fortnite the Video Game – What is All the Fuss About? [Podcast]

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Fortnite the Video Game – What is All the Fuss About? What is the real game being played? Looks harmless – but is it? What is happening in the homes of too many families? What is the ‘silent’ addiction? What are some of the early signs of concern for parents? What can parents do? Following […]

What does an enhanced Online Community look like? [Podcast]

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What does an enhanced Online Community look like? Who really has control of your willpower? What is fraying the fabric of many families? What could be getting in the way of ‘deep learning’? What ethics and values are not to be compromised on your moral compass? Listen to Jill’s latest podcast to understand the issue.

Are We Still Celebrating Optimism & Change Online? [Podcast]

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Are We Still Celebrating Optimism & Change Online? What happened to the good intentions of the internet? What are the business models that drive compulsion? Comments on Tristan Harris and Yuval Harari and their views on our future.

Are you hackable? [Podcast]

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Are You Hackable? Do you realise you have a ‘click pattern’ and what does it say about you? At what price is naivety? What can we do to uphold ethics in our communities? Listen to this first episode in the new series of podcasts from Jill Sweatman.

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 […]

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 […]