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Help your students reset tech habits, regain focus, and reclaim time 

Assemblies | Parent Presentations | Digital Detox Programs

U.S. teens are averaging 8:39 hours of unproductive screen time per day 
The mere presence of a smartphone disrupts critical thinking and drains attention
Excessive social media use is linked to lower levels of working and long-term memory

Digital distraction is disrupting learning

Project Reboot helps students build tech habits that empower them inside and outside of the classroom

The Project Reboot Keynote

An engaging assembly designed to:
Inform students about the true cost of screen time
Inspire students to use technology intentionally
Empower students to build and maintain healthy tech habits
Delivered by a source students trust:
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Dino Ambrosi is a digital wellness speaker and the founder of Project Reboot, a guided digital detox program designed to help teens reset their tech habits. While studying at UC Berkeley, he created a semester-length course that helped over 100 of his peers reduce their screen time by an average of 3.5 hours per day. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Data Science, he embarked on a mission to spread the contents of his course to a broader audience. Through speaking, consulting, and facilitating Project Reboot, he has helped over 4,000 teens build healthier relationships with technology.

Learning outcomes include:
How unchecked smartphone use decays resilience
​Consequences of social media's business model
How screen time scales over a lifetime
Cognitive impacts of excessive screen time
Why students often develop tech addictions in college
Strategies to reduce screen time
Why students listen
Asking teens to delete social media is unfair and unrealistic
Rather than lecturing students about the negative aspects of social media, Dino asks them to rethink their relationship with their phones around one key notion: you pay for social media with your time. By refraining from telling teens how they should be using their phones and asking them to think critically about what it means for them to get a good deal out of social media, Dino motivates students to build tech habits that empower them.

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Screen time is a touchy subject for many teens. Often, attempts to discuss it are met with stonewalling, denial, or ridicule. Dino leverages the following insights to capture students' attention and motivate them to change their tech habits:

Parent Presentation

Practical tips for encouraging healthy tech use in the home
Topics include:
Tips for modeling healthy tech habits
Keys to productive conversations about screen time
Helping kids navigate the online world
Advice on setting tech boundaries in the household

The Screen Time Initiative

A guided digital detox program to designed to complement the keynote
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In class activities

Exercises and discussion guides from the popular UC Berkeley course
Intend
Students define the valuable aspects of social media, determine how much of their time it is worth, and learn strategies to adhere to their intentions
Design
Students are guided through a clear set of steps to make their devices less distracting and discuss ways to create a campus culture that promotes healthy tech use
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Daily Nudges

An opt-in text service that helps students take steps toward better tech habits
Each day during the detox, students receive a nudge towards healthy tech use. By responding to the prompts, they earn raffle tickets for prizes:
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Screen Time Challenge

A friendly competition to incentivize screen time reduction
Students are encouraged to submit their screen time reports for three weeks. Their responses populate an interactive dashboard that shows how everyone is trending and displays leaderboards for individuals and grades. The challenge is often incentivized with a raffle for prizes such as Kindle e-readers, REI gift cards and more!

What Students are Saying

"I've noticed a significant increase in my awareness of how I'm using technology which has made me much more mindful in my day to day life."
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Megan Baxter

UC Berkeley Student

Time Saved: 2 hours per day

Testimonials

Afroditi Skevi

Head of Educational Technology, Institut Le Rosey

"Our students left the auditorium raving about his session and reflecting on their current use of social media. They valued his honesty and practical guidance, and a significant number have expressed a commitment to strive for a more balanced interaction with their devices."

Atalanta Petalas

Parent of a student at the International School of Geneva

"Your presentation clearly touched the teenagers deeply. My son told me that he had only had 20 minutes of screen time yesterday versus the usual hour and a half. I asked him how he felt about that, and he said, 'I feel so much lighter!' and, 'I realize how much of social media is actually so unnecessary.' Many of my friends shared similar stories of their children’s behavior and relationship to their screens changing practically overnight."

Ricky Lapidus

Head of Upper School, Head-Royce School

"Dino is funny, organized, and, above all, thoughtful about what social media gives and what it takes away. Kids were engaged and actually, meaningfully, made changes as a result of Dino's presentation."

Yuka Hachiuma

Counselor, Lick-Wilmerding High School

"We have been amazed by the excitement and overwhelmingly positive response we have received from students, parenting adults, and faculty/staff for bringing Project Reboot to LWHS.  Dino Ambrosi is a dynamic speaker whose message resonates with our students because they relate to his story of his own past struggles with phone addiction and are inspired (and a bit horrified) by the data he presents to make changes in their lives that promote more intentional tech use.  The parenting adults really appreciated the tips he had for them in engaging in conversations around tech use with their teens, so much so that many of them decided to participate in the digital detox challenge as a family. 

Dino has been wonderful to work with, and we hope we can continue to find ways to promote lasting change for our students that will help them feel empowered to improve their relationship with technology and their overall well-being."

Will Miller

Dean of Students, Moorsetown Friends School

"Dino's presentation was not only informative but also inspirational. His ability to
engage our students and staff in a meaningful dialogue about the role of technology in our lives was commendable. Dino's insights, practical advice, and powerful visuals have left a lasting impact on our school community, encouraging us to rethink our digital habits and strive for a more balanced and fulfilling use of technology.

We are immensely grateful for Dino's visit, and we wholeheartedly recommend his presentations to any educational institution seeking to empower young people with the knowledge and awareness they need to navigate the digital age responsibly."

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