Digital distraction is disrupting learning
Students have an escape from discomfort in their pockets at all times. Given the stress of teenage life, it's no wonder that many have developed addictions to their phones that are impacting their mental health, distracting them in school, and preventing them from reaching their potential.
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 smartphone use is significantly linked to lower levels of working and long-term memory
The Project Reboot Screen Time Initiative
Give your students actionable steps towards better tech habits
How screen time scales over a lifetime
How Dino developed and overcame a phone addiction in college
Dynamics and incentives of the attention economy
Consequences of excessive screen time
Dopamine's role in social media addiction
Principles of healthy tech use
Want to get a sneak peek?
An engaging presentation to kick off the program
Exercises and discussion guides from the popular UC Berkeley course
Over 3 sessions, students will:
See how much screen time they are on pace for
Discuss the pros and cons of social media
Set clear intentions for their tech use
Reconfigure their devices to make them less addictive
Practical tips for encouraging healthy tech use in the home
Modeling healthy tech habits
Facilitating productive conversations around screen time
Defining realistic rules regarding tech use
A daily text that gives participants a small step towards better tech habits
Each day for a week, participants receive:
2-10 min video clip
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.
Why Students Love Project Reboot
Approachable lessons that will deepen their understanding of why technology can be addictive and teach them how to win back control over their devices
Leading research on dopamine and its role in tech addictions
How to reconfigure your devices to eliminate distractions
Impacts of screen time on cognition and mental health
There are no prescriptions
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to healthy tech habits, so we don't tell students how much screen time is too much.
The objective of the program is to help students clarify their intentions for their tech use, then give them a powerful toolkit to stick to them for the long term.
Actionable tips from a trusted source
The Project Reboot curriculum focuses on steps that students can take to reconfigure their devices, clarify their intentions, and adjust their routines, that have been repeatedly shown to produce tangible changes in the tech habits of 1000s of other students.
These recommendations are delivered by a recent college graduate who has experienced tech addiction first hand, and has personally tested the strategies of the program.
Their effort is rewarded
By completing daily challenges, reducing their screen time, and participating in discussions, students earn raffle tickets.
Smart alarm clocks
REI gift cards
An ex-social media addict on a mission to help his peers build healthy relationships with tech
Dino Ambrosi is an expert at helping high school and college students build intentional digital habits. While studying at UC Berkeley, he created a popular course called Becoming Tech Intentional which he taught to over 60 of his fellow students who reduced their screen time by an average of over 3 hours per day.
As part of the first generation to use social media in high school, Dino recognizes the challenges that social media presents teens and is able to connect with them as a peer. After overcoming his own addiction to social media and helping dozens of Berkeley students do the same, he understands what it takes to build better digital habits and knows how to motivate others to do so.