This is a first time event in Vernon.
Dr Marvin Krank (Professor of Psychology – UBCO)
Thursday December 12 @7pm
Vernon Secondary school
We live in a digital age with instant communication all around us. Email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, video games, and many other on demand sources of information abound. But is there a darker side to this? We have come to expect and receive instant social interactions from a distance. For some this virtual world can come to dominate their lives. Obsession with the digital world can be like a drug addiction where the process of digital interaction substitutes for healthier physical, social, and emotional activities. This talk will explore the risks, describe some of the signs of digital abuse, and suggest some positive steps to reduce the potential harms.