8 Days Without Social Media with David Kaufmann

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June 12, 2019

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This is great info, thanks for giving me some ideas on how to start a dialogue with my teen!


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Josh's presentation about social media was unbelievably fantastic. Our students learned so much about what kids should and shouldn't be doing. The fact that it is such a thoughtful process made it all worthwhile.


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David Kaufmann is a teacher and father. He shares what he learned when he went 8 days without social media. Learn what he missed, why he went back, what he liked, and what he's going to do differently moving forward.

What did I learn during my 8 days without social media?

  • I was more productive and focused on tasks
  • I had more time and interaction with my children
  • There was more time to focus on real conversations at restaurants
  • My phone is still an important tool to use without social media apps
  • I had even more communication with my spouse
  • Really lost the need to "share" pics or post any type of statement

What I missed when not using social media:

  • Selling items on Facebook
  • Finding discounted tickets on Facebook
  • Seeing pictures of a new baby within my extended family that were posted on Instagram
  • Missing other events from family members, that I don't see as often

Why did I go back? School is out for the summer?!  

I went back because of a 4th of July Celebration in my neighborhood. I was one of the two who manages the Facebook page for our development and approves postings. The two that are organizing the celebration aren't as tech savvy as I am with the computer---"this is what you do for a job".......So I had to get back on and put the posting up.

What am I going to do differently:

  • I will be downloading only Instagram on my phone
  • Twitter I will download closer to the beginning of school
  • I will only check Facebook on my computer at home---which I try to avoid as much as possible

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