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The Social Dilemma Panel Discussion and Q&A

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All teachers who would like to be part of the free panel discussion and Q&A, please book your places indicating how many students you expect to be watching.


The Social Dilemma explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services that Google, Facebook and others provide, such as search engines, networks and instant information are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us: what to buy, how to vote, even how and what we feel.

There are some films which everyone should see. In particular, there are some films which every school student should see. The Social Dilemma is one of those films.

Curriculum Links:

  • Civics and Citizenship (Years 7–10)
  • Health and Physical Education (Year 7–10)
  • English
  • Media Studies
  • Humanities/Social Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Development
  • Health
  • Technologies
  • The Arts

Panel Discussion and Q&A:

Join ATOM for a live panel discussion about The Social Dilemma, and how social networking platforms gain, maintain and use our attention.

Hear from key voices in this space on:

  • Social media usage
  • Isolation
  • Teen mental health
  • Family/relationship impacts
  • Implications of social distancing / COVID-19 restrictions
  • How to navigate technology use.

Why educators and students should attend the virtual event:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of how social networking platforms really work
  • To understand the impact these platforms are having on teenagers' lives
  • To gain insight into ways to equip students to take back control of their devices
  • To play your part in working towards a solution
  • To take the opportunity to ask the questions you have on social networking platforms.

At the end of the discussion there will be 10–15 minutes in which students will be able to ask the panellists questions.

The panel discussion and Q&A will be held during school hours in late February 2021 (date TBC). You will be notified either later this year or in January of the date and time. You will receive a Zoom invitation to join the discussion one day beforehand.

Don't forget to purchase the Teacher Resource Pack, which includes:

  1. PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Teacher Guide PDF
  3. Student Booklet Word DOCX
  4. Student Booklet PDF

You can make these documents available to all staff and students through your learning management system or school intranet.

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