David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

Our first LIVE podcast! After all the global hype our seaside town Greystones, has been getting post the introduction of the mobile phone ban in primary schools, we decided to speak to the people behind it and learn more.

Episode 139

Meet Rachel Harper, St. Patrick’s National School Principle, Andrea Splendori, Podcast Host and front runner behind the initiative, and finally Joshua Barrington, Temple Carrig’s School Chaplain.

This is a fascinating conversation that goes far deeper than what you expect, from how and why the initiative ‘It Takes A Village’ started, to school kids being ‘catfished’, porn and teenages, bullying, anxiety, addiction, FOMO and a reflection on us as adults and our own screen usage.

There are so many practical takeaways from this episode, Greystones is just an example, the Initiative plans to take the framework global so that every town can learn the steps to support their youth and older in this technology fast paced and growing world.

Technology is amazing, when used appropriately. We need to learn how to respect it, and be tech literate in order to protect ourselves and our precious youth.

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve

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Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt

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