Digital Addiction Researcher & Theorist; Founder & President of Screen Education
Michael Mercier Text Reviews
Michael Mercier is on the leading edge of identifying the impact of screen time on the social, emotional and academic lives of this generation of students. Educators have a responsibility to examine his meticulous research findings, and the practical solutions he has derived from them.
Mr. Mercier delivered standing-room only sessions on screen addiction at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference. He introduced us to a deeper understanding of the effects of unhealthy screen behaviors. His honesty with this subject is timely, and certainly something that you do not want to miss.
Michael's opening keynote was pitch-perfect for our audience of educators. His presentation style combines the intellectual authority of his insights with the ability to inspire action. He both educates and motivates.
Mike's speech inspired me to become a tech addiction evangelist in my own right. Within a year I had read 5 books on the subject, conducted 5 surveys of students and parents, created a series of assignments that required my students to learn about tech addiction, engaged students one-on-one about the issue, educated my administration about it, and delivered my own session about tech addiction at an educational technology conference.