IBSC Exploring Boys' Education Podcast

Episode 5

The Experts Speak: The Digital Life of Boys

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Join IBSC Director of Membership Engagement Bruce Collins as he hosts conversations about the digital life of boys with Shimi Kang, Laura Tierney from The Social Institute, and Emma Sadleir from The Digital Law Co.

Explore the influence of mobile technology, social media, and the internet on boys. Hear experts offer provocative ideas about the digital life of boys and practical solutions to some of the evolving tech challenges we face in our schools.

Shimi Kang illuminates the impact of technology on boys’ physical, psychological, and social development and offers insight on developing a healthy tech diet. Laura Tierney shares sage advice for boys’ school teachers and leaders about how to develop relevant action plans that avoid top-down and don’ts-driven approaches. She highlights the importance of using social media for good. Tapping into vast experience in social media law, Emma Sadleir highlights the risks associated with boys’ social media use and offers tips for teachers and school leaders to help boys manage their online behavior.

We welcome your voice notes in response to IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education episodes. Leave a comment or highlight how you’re using the podcast in your school. Please send WhatsApp voice notes to Bruce Collins at +27 71 8911 898 or email voice memos to IBSC@theibsc.org. We’d like to feature as many of your voices as possible in future podcast episodes..

Shimi Kang

Shimi Kang
Psychiatrist, Researcher, Bestselling Author, and Speaker
www.drshimikang.com


Emma Sadleir

Emma Sadleir
Social Media Law Expert and Founder
The Digital Law Company

Laura Tierney

Laura Tierney
Founder and CEO
The Social Institute

Bruce Collins

Bruce Collins
IBSC Director of Membership Engagement


IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.