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Hello and welcome to The Digital Zen Podcast.

I'm your host, Helen Roe.

 

The digital landscape is changing the way we love, live, parent and teach.

On this podcast I'll be talking with experts and thought leaders around the globe, sharing insights and advice to help you live calmer and happier with tech and the young teens in your life. 

 

Now, Get Ready for some Zen.

 

May 31, 2018

R U OK? is an Australian suicide prevention charity. Their mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and to support anyone struggling with life.

R U OK? are most well-known for their national day of action, R U OK?Day, which falls this year on 13th September 2018.

Brendan Maher is the CEO of R U OK? and in this episode he shares how we can take the R U OK? philosophy and use it in our own relationships with the young people in our lives.

Here's just some of what we cover:

  • Four simple steps you can take to connect on a whole new level with the young and old(er) people in your life.
  • The scoop on how R U OK? day is going to be different this year.
  • How social media is effecting the way young people interact with those around them.
  • What you can do if your teen is struggling with excessive digital device use.
  • Why social media can be a good platform for recognised professional service providers to connect with teens needing help.
  • How to inspire and empower teens to support their peers.
  • One piece of advice you can action right now to bring more Zen into your life and the lives of our young digital natives.

And for more information and resources, including details on the Konnect App and to join the conversation movement head to the R U OK? website.