New Digital Education Initiative for Primary School Children

Martha O'Brien

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New Digital Education Initiative for Primary School Children

New Digital Education Initiative for Primary School Children

UnPlug and the Member First Credit Union launched a new digital education initiative with Minister Jim Daly at Dáil Éireann on February 7.

This initiative will arrive first in ten primary schools in North Dublin and is designed to raise awareness of the impact that technology and social media may have on the lives of young people.

The initiative will bring two workshops to the schools, one for the 5th and 6th class and another for the parents and guardians. This will bring practical steps to change young people relationship with technology to become more balanced and positive in a fun way.

“We want to empower young people with simple tips and techniques to help them manage their technology, improve their study and be more present when they are with their friends and family.” said Aidan Healy, UnPlug’s Head of Learning and Development.

Speaking on the launch of the programme, Chris Flack, Founder of UnPlug said: “If used mindfully, technology has extraordinary benefits, for example around STEM. It is the way in which people engage with it that makes the difference.”

UnPlug delivers a range of solutions to help people control their technology instead of their technology controlling them. 

Founded in 2015, the team is made up of senior tech, psychology and neuroscience professionals.

In the workplace, UnPlug specialises in the areas of productivity and wellbeing, working with organisations including HubSpot, Accenture and The NHS.

Our school deliveries are a social initiative - developed in collaboration with parents, educators and young people