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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Tune into the JOMO(cast) to join mindful tech leaders embracing the joy of missing out to thrive in a rapidly changing world, with host Christina Crook. jomocast.com
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    Cultivating Character, Presence, and Authenticity, with Screen Time Action Network's Jean Rogers

    Cultivating Character, Presence, and Authenticity, with Screen Time Action Network's Jean Rogers

    We can remember a time before the Internet. They can’t.
    Today’s adolescents are living in the era of everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything—a time where AI blurs the lines of reality and digital capitalism drives the terms of social engagement to the extent that students are left wanting, wanting for something real.
    This week’s guest is Jean Rogers – the director of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, a collaborative community of practitioners, educators, advocates and parents working to reduce excessive screen use in childhood. She is the author of “Kids Under Fire: Seven Simple Steps to Combat the Media Attack on Your Child,” a book that has helped parents empower their children to make healthy screen choices and
    become responsible consumers of screen media. Jean believes that digital wellness in childhood translates to healthy, responsible, successful adults.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    - Screen Time Action’s mission and mandate
    - Responsible advocacy versus personal responsibility
    - The paid NextGen digital wellness advocacy opportunity for students 
    - Techno-voidance
    - Authentic relationships, Character development, and Presence in the Digital Age
    - The case for phone-free schools (Jonathan Haidt et al)
    - Her digital wellness “Drive, date, discuss” tips
    • • •
    Supported by JOMO(campus), Season 4 explores the landscape of students, smartphones and social media, asking global experts to explain the hard truths about the mental health decline among youth on campuses worldwide and inspire us with evidence-based strategies that will turn the tide. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com. 
    Learn more about the JOMO(campus) digital well-being program at jomocampus.com


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    • 28 min
    Matching Nature Time with Screen Time, with 1000 Hours Outside founder Ginny Yurich

    Matching Nature Time with Screen Time, with 1000 Hours Outside founder Ginny Yurich

    Ginny Yurich is a Michigan homeschooling mother of five and the founder and CEO of 1000 Hours Outside, a global movement focused on bringing back the balance between virtual life and real life. She hosts and produces the extremely popular The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast, is a keynote public speaker, and is a zinnia enthusiast.
    In this episode, we discuss: 
    - The 1000 Hours Outside origin story and vision for thriving through nature connection
    - Ginny’s definition of digital well-being
    - The biggest digital challenge facing youth today
    - Her best strategy for fostering well-being
    - Principles for wise digital decision-making that she uses with her children
    - What brings her joy and how she prioritizes it

    • • •
    Supported by JOMO(campus), Season 4 explores the landscape of students, smartphones and social media, asking global experts to explain the hard truths about the mental health decline among youth on campuses worldwide and inspire us with evidence-based strategies that will turn the tide. Get more JOMO at jomocast.com. Learn more about the JOMO(campus) digital well-being program at jomocampus.com

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    • 25 min
    This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.

    This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.

    When the high schoolers who attend Buxton boarding school in Williamstown, Massachusetts, resumed in-person learning in the fall of 2020, the head of the school noticed that the kids had lost something important. After months of remote learning due to the pandemic, kids no longer knew how to interact with one another. 
    “The students had completely forgotten the basics of face-to-face interaction. They had spent so much time glued to their smartphones.”
    Everybody’s attention was being sucked into their online lives — text messages, emails and social media apps — on their phones. The students struggled to converse with one another, and the ability to be with or sit with other people was gone entirely. They decided to conduct a social experiment: a smartphone ban for the entire campus - faculty, students and administration. Instead, each community member was given a Light Phone, a minimalist device designed to be used as little as possible. Where smartphones make it easier to do wrong things - like doom scroll and binge watch - the light phone makes it easier to pay attention to what matters - the people and experiences right in front of us. 
    The kids have never been happier. 
    In this episode with light phone co-founder Joe Hollier and Buxton School co-director John Kalapos, we discuss:

    How smartphones and social media negatively impact campus culture: “The smartphone makes it easier to do the wrong things.”Faculty-led concept of (and participation in) going smartphone-freeStudent-written technology policiesPositive impacts of removing smartphones from campus: “Now, I don’t have to be a smartphone cop.”How minimalist phones like Light make it easier to do the right thingsDigital well-being advice for school leaders
    • • •
    Supported by JOMO(campus), Season 4 explores the landscape of students, smartphones and social media, asking global experts to explain the hard truths about the mental health decline among youth on campuses worldwide and inspire us with evidence-based strategies that will turn the tide. 
    Get more JOMO at jomocast.com.
    Learn more about the JOMO(campus) digital well-being program at jomocampus.com 
    Check out the new JOMO Goods shop at www.jomogoods.com 
    Music by Thomas J. Inge

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    • 31 min
    Well-Being for Each Student, with Jon Eckert

    Well-Being for Each Student, with Jon Eckert

    Jon Eckert is a Professor of Educational Leadership at Baylor University. He taught and coached intermediate and middle school students outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years. After completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University, he was selected as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked in both the Bush and Obama administrations on teaching quality issues. 
    Dr. Eckert has conducted research for the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Foundation, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and the Center for Teaching Quality.
    In this episode, we discuss Jon’s newest book, “Just Teaching: Feedback, Engagement, and Well-being for Each Student,” the threats to effective education in today’s digital climate and teaching strategies to address digital distraction and disengagement to bring out students’ best.
    • • •
    Supported by JOMO(campus), Season 4 explores the landscape of students, smartphones and social media, asking global experts to explain the hard truths about the mental health decline among youth on campuses worldwide and inspire us with evidence-based strategies that will turn the tide. 
    Get more JOMO at jomocast.com.
    Book a JOMO(campus) discovery call at jomocampus.com 
    Check out the new JOMO Goods shop at www.jomogoods.com 
    Music by Thomas J. Inge

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    • 30 min
    Digital Wellness, with Harvard's Dr. Michael Rich

    Digital Wellness, with Harvard's Dr. Michael Rich

    In this engaging podcast episode, Christina is joined by Dr. Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, at Harvard Medical School and Founder of the Digital Wellness Lab - an academic research center focused on media and technology as a powerful environmental health influence. 
    Dr. Rich guides Christina through the significant hurdles that modern students encounter and offers valuable insights on harnessing technology effectively.
    Additionally, Dr. Rich discusses his current initiatives at the Digital Wellness Lab, along with his reasons for maintaining optimism about the Lab's mission to adapt swiftly in response to three dynamic factors: Human dynamics, the evolving media landscape, and shifts in behavior. 

    • • •
    Get more JOMO at jomocast.com.
    Book a JOMO(campus) discovery call at jomocampus.com 
    Check out the new JOMO Goods shop at www.jomogoods.com 
    Music by Thomas J. Inge

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    • 46 min
    Adolescent Mental Health with Laurie Fritsch

    Adolescent Mental Health with Laurie Fritsch

    On today's mini-season premiere, Christina is joined by Laurie Fritsch, Digital Well-Being Specialist at Virginia Tech, who has witnessed adolescent mental health decline first hand.
    Laurie guides Christina through the significant shifts she has seen in student wellness since starting her public health role over 20 years ago, shares what she believes has driven the changes and suggests how colleges and universities can address these challenges.
    Plus, Laurie shares what she's putting into practice in her work at Virginia Tech — and why she remains optimistic that change is underway.
    • • •
    Get more JOMO at jomocast.com 
    Book a JOMO(campus) discovery call at jomocampus.com
    Check out the new JOMO Goods shop at www.jomogoods.com
    Music by Thomas J. Inge

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    • 33 min

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