Join Us for A Verbal Jam Conversation About Netflix's Docudrama, The Social Dilemma, on Thursday 3 December from 18:00-19:00
On Thursday 3 December from 18:00-19:00, AISL Secondary School Librarian Terry Maguire will host an on-line discussion of Netflix's The Social Dilemma for any interested parents. Note that this will NOT be a presentation; rather, it will be an opportunity for parents to share their responses to the film. If at all possible, please consider watching this film with your secondary school-aged son or daughter as it will also spark some important family conversations about the ways we use social media.
Please use this link to join the discussion via Google Meet.
To learn more about the film, which was highlighted in a previous Leopard's Tale post copied below, please read on:
If you are looking for a thought-provoking film to spark some rich family conversations around social media use, consider watching Netflix's 2020 film The Social Dilemma (director Jeff Orlowski; run time 94 minutes). This film explores social media's effects on mental health, as well as how a user's time spent on social media sites is used for data mining and surveillance capitalism. Product developers, engineers, and a design ethicist share behind-the-scenes information about social media product development at Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram, and Youtube. Here's the film's trailer (2:34) if you'd like to learn more about this 2020 Sundance Film Festival official selection. We also have some outstanding books in the AISL Library that explore similar issues including Cal Newport's Deep Work (2016) and Adam Alter's Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked (2017). If you watch the film with your tween or teen, we'd love to hear your family's thoughts on it.
Image caption: "The Social Dilemma" retrieved from <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0>
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Parent Information Sessions
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