Mazu focussed on children’s mental health

Kelowna tech company hosts ‘Screenagers’ showing

Kelowna’s Mazu Group tech company is focussing their attention on youths mental health in relation to social media and the digital world.

A showing of the award winning documentary ‘Screenagers’ and a ‘Tech Talk Q&A Panel’ will be held by Mazu & Courage For Youth on June 12 at the Innovation Centre in Kelowna.

READ MORE: Mazu was featured at SXSW StartUp Spotlight

A speaker who will be featured at the event will be ‘Chief Love A Million Campaign Ambassador’, Leanne Basran,”When I watched the documentary Screenagers it had an incredible impact on me. It opened my eyes wide to the negative and addictive behaviours related to social media and on line gaming,” said Basran.

She said, it confirmed that parent’s need to be aware of the use of digital devices by their children. “I really appreciated how the documentary provides some solutions on how to talk to our children and set up rules around devices and screen time,” said Basran.

READ MORE: Okanagan start-up asks Ottawa to protect kids online

The panel will also feature speakers from Courage for Youth, and Alive Counselling.

“The facts are undeniable that the use of social media and gaming as is currently exists is having detrimental consequences on our children’s lives. We need to create a kinder, safer and better digital world, not only for our children but for all of us,” said Basran

The Mazu group also has a “Petition for Children’s Digital Rights & Privacy” which has reached 400 signatures.


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Oktoberfest kicks off new Beer Week

The 10th annual event ties into the new week-long celebration of craft beers.

Vees fall to Clippers by 4-1

It was a bit of a feeling out process through the opening 20 minutes between two teams

Rain in forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap region

Mixed bag of clouds, sun and showers forecast for the week ahead

Summerland once had college campus

From 1906 to 1915, Summerland’s Okanagan College operated in the community

Hundreds turn out for Singh, NDP candidate rally in Penticton

The messaging was clear, NDP “chooses you”

Speeding a concern on Summerland streets

Police observe fast motorists in town and on Highway 97

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Athletes of the Week: Aurora Goerlitz and Sadie Sussey

The Penticton Christian School students demonstrate there’s nothing wrong with a little horseplay

Letter: Too many going without

The problem of poverty needs to be fixed fast

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

Roads contractor waits for snow removal equipment as winter looms

The newly-hired highway maintenance company serving the region is hitting some bumps… Continue reading

Most Read