Natives vs. Immigrants
Corona Del Mar High School
2101 Eastbluff Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Thursday, January 14 and 21, 2016
The Digital Natives; our kids – born into a world of technology. Digital Immigrants; all of the rest of us – born prior to the birth of technology – when the connection was still human.
Dr. Don Grant – MA, MFA, CCDC, PhD
Dr. Don Grant is one of One Recovery’s Conscious Contributors from the beginning. Dr. Grant has a PhD in Media Psychology with a specialization in addiction and mental health. He is also a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, board-certified California teacher, and nationally certified group facilitator. Dr. Grant is considered an expert in Media Psychology and has written and presented across the nation on the subject.
Dr. Grant wow’d his audience in a two-session Town Hall form speaking event. Dr. Grant showed many examples of modern society’s tendencies for isolating themselves socially due to the growing addiction to technology. Social isolation while online socializing was the oxymoron phenomenon that was discussed at length, texting while ignoring your lunch date or children, comparing yourself to those pictures found online rather than experiencing the real world and feeling gratitude for your own strengths and positives. The slideshow was filled with videos & picture examples of our everyday norms of unhealthy, isolating behavior that has become the new norm. Attendees enjoyed the interactive presentation that he offered with questions and answers, many parents had input and questions for the rest of the community and the interaction became a supportive positive entity of it’s own.