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Max Stossel - October 18, 2023

Max Stossel is an award-winning  artist, the Founder of Social Awakening; an organization dedicated to helping young people survive and thrive in the modern world, and the Youth & Education Advisor for the Center for Humane Technology, a group working to realign technology with humanity (as featured in The Social Dilemma). Before working in this field, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social media. He ran social media for multinational brands, and later worked for a social media company where he designed some of the notification structures to distract people that he now raises awareness about. He has spent the past seven years speaking with 100,000+ students, parents, and educators around the world about social media's impact on our lives, and creating resources to help manage that impact. Max provides a unique and much-needed perspective on the role of technology in our homes, schools, and in our society.

We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brains (Grades 5-9 Student Session)
“We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brains” its a presentation for students. Max illustrates some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive and distracting, provides tools to help combat these designs, and opens up for a much needed discussion among peers about the impact of phones and social media on our lives.

Social Media And Your Kids (Parent Session) Max Stossel from Social Awakening and The Center for Humane Technology will illustrate some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive and distracting, highlight how that's impacting our kids’ minds, and give recommendations on how to address some of the challenges you and your family are facing. This presentation concludes with open space to discuss what’s working and not working in our households. 
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