"Kerry Crofton's Less Screen, More Green describes the importance of children spending time outside and suggests how educators can encourage a love of the natural world that is so desperately important. Only if we care will we help, and nature desperately needs the help of all of us." - Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.
Most of us are relying on our digital devices and virtual communication more than ever - just how it is these days. Yet it can still be an opportune time to shift our mindset and make a few healthy changes where we can and when we can.
Did you know that the World Health Organization published a study in The Lancet warning that childhood inactivity is a global epidemic harming their brain health and social skills? And this was in 2019, before a pandemic intensified usage of digital screens. Studying online, working remotely and virtual communication has disconnected us from each other - and nature.
Do you worry about increased isolation, anxiety, depression, insomnia, inactivity, tech overload or lack of screen-free activities?
This newest edition comes at a pivotal time; it's increasingly urgent to use electronics more wisely and balance out all this tech with outdoor time in nature. The good news: children don't need to be outdoors all day. Even twenty minutes of unstructured play boosts their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
With quotes and contributions from experts around the globe and updated material, this is the essential toolkit for parents, grandparents and educators who want to show children the value of nature and restore a calmer pace to their own lives.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
The Mindful Tech Plans™ offer all you need to know to tailor healthier tech habits for your family, school or workplace.
Introduction and Book Overview
PART A - You and Your Brain On Too Much Tech
Technology offers benefits
Silicon Valley reports
Teachers have concerns
Too much screentime - children at risk
Smartphone addiction and youth mental health
The Three Powers
Environmental educators inspire
Outdoor greentime benefits
My story, well, part of my story
Youth making wise choices
Notes from millennials
Seniors feeling isolated
The Mindful Tech Approach
Meet our screentime experts
PART B - Digital Detox Using The Three Powers
#1. The power of nature
#2. The power of mindfulness
#3. The power of kindness and being truly connected
PART C - The Mindful Tech Plans
De-clutter your tech with the KonMari Method™
Digital Minimalism tips from Dr. Cal Newport
Safer tech solutions from medical and technical experts
Healthy aging - from conception to college and beyond
The Truly Smart & Healthy Home
Mindful Tech - getting started
The Family Tech Plan
The School Tech Plan
The Workplace Tech Plan
The Transportation Tech Plan
Going forward, Let's be friends of the future