The sole action of looking at a screen has become indispensable in a world where technology is instrumental in every aspect of our lives. This can be looking at a phone, computer, or even billboards on the streets – the chances are that we all “look at a screen” both advertently and inadvertently. This is a call for trouble, especially among youth who are yet to develop necessary skills to manage their time well and understand the adverse effects continuous gaze at a screen might have. With that in mind, Lehigh Dialogue Center organized a workshop for the youth in the community (ages 10+) in order to help them better comprehend the aforementioned issues and how to minimize the time one spends looking at a screen.
The event took place on December 17, 2017, at Lehigh Dialogue Center. More than 10 children attended the event. The workshop was designed in a way to provoke questions in them and letting them to figure out what could be done instead of simply telling them what they should do. At the end of the one-hour long workshop, the attendees had a chance to share with the rest of the group what they stuck with them.