It’s August 12th! Less than 2 weeks left before school starts!
You know what time it is!
Time for Back to School Rehab!
Teacher: ‘So students, did everyone have a wonderful Summer?
Okay, glad to hear it.
Now I know you’ve spent the past 3 months playing video games, tweeting and texting on your phones, and fondling the remote control mindlessly, so it’s time for some brief solution-focused group therapy.
How many of you can focus on one thing for longer than 3 seconds?
How many of you have heard of a handheld wireless tool called a ‘book?’
Let’s see a show of hands please….hold them up. Okay, 2 of you.
In that case, let’s talk about addiction.
Johnny, I need you to stop moving your thumbs.
Yes, just use your thoughts, dear. Really, you can stop fidgeting using your mind!
I know it’s difficult, dear. Just give it a try.
The withdrawals from your iPhones, video games and laptops seem just as bad as nicotine detox.
Addiction is when you can’t stop thinking about where your next fix is coming from. So if all you can think about is getting home to fire up WOW or COD, you just might be addicted!
Call of Duty (COD)
Addiction is when you spend all your energy focusing on how your going to get your next fix. So if you are counting the seconds from first period to the end of the school day while worrying about playing Angry Birds on the iPhone, you just might be addicted!
Remember, quitting technology cold turkey can be brutal.
So if you need a fix during the school day, we were just got in some brand new Kindles. You can use them in the meantime to quiet those nasty eye twitches and finger tics.
Alright. I’m glad we had the chance to have this little chat. There’s the school bell.
ON YOUR MARK…
John Schinnerer Ph.D.