Christie Walsh with Real Battle Ministries
Christie Walsh is the Director of Development for Real Battle Ministries. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. As a Management Analyst for one of the largest healthcare providers in Southern California, she found great satisfaction from finding solutions to gaps in healthcare delivery. This ultimately prepared her for her life’s greatest challenge, parenting! While raising three children, each a year apart in school and who are now all in college, her family experienced significant negative effects from digital media overuse. Observing the dysfunction and the destructive behavior from technology overuse, she realized she had to proactively get help for her family, only to find an enormous gap in services. There were books to read, apps to install on computers and devices, but very few specialists to guide people through a process of resolving the problem and preventing more serious problems. Dr. Andrew Doan’s book, “Hooked on Games”, was instrumental in connecting the neurochemistry processes stimulated by digital media with destructive, self-limiting behaviors. Consulting with specialists and thought leaders in this new and burgeoning field provided the tools to convince her family to limit digital media use. While spending 10 years dedicated to studying the issue and finding solutions for her family, she realized this is an issue that is affecting the best and brightest of our youth, is a worldwide phenomenon, spans every age group and must be made known. She co-authored the "Digital Vortex Survival Guide: Behaviors, Digital Media, & the Brain".
Reactive detachment disorder, foster son.
I loved the content of this presentation. The science and explanations were great. The speaking ability is good, but coaching would make the transitions more seamless. Congratulations on pursuing public speaking. I could never do it!
Speaker was passionate about topic but seemed to e reading material more than knowing the content.
Maybe an objective of what we are covering and where we are going in the lecture.
. Loved the videos.
. Great job.
Good information to apply as my child grows.
Other alternatives would be helpful.
The videos were a great demonstration.
Very informative and I took a lot from this message. I will be making changer in my home with our technology.
Fantastic. Every adult and parent should learn this information. It's life changing.
Great speaker and interesting topic.
Good mix of facts and humor. Kept it personal while still professional.
Engaging, informed, interesting, But a bit hurried and at a disadvantage with no mic stand. I thank that's why she was hurried.
Video a bit like 60's film strips, informative but dated. Also the screen fills up, then once it's complete it changes so we don't see the full information at one time.
Presentation jumped around to much and was hard to follow something. Great content though.
Good info and group interaction. I would add a few more examples of your tech time with your kids. Loved your family support!!!
Interesting I would be interested to see a little more science on why screen time (especially educational preforms) are bad for brain.
More content that is presented that is not on the slides.
The topic is extremely relevant. She was so helpful in presenting her experiences as well as the neuroscience while the videos were helpful. It would be easier. More attention holding to explain the concepts. O and A was helpful and answers were well tailored for us as moms of young kids.
Great job! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
I thought this was super useful however I would love more useful tips of how to avoid screen time.
Absolutely loved this!
So much information that I did not know. Enjoyed the videos and visual info.
The info was so helpful and clear. The only thing I would recommend is a lapel microphone and more speaking in place of digital media videos. Thank you so much.
You were awesome!
Very engaging, funny you felt natural, very reliable.
You spoke facts, but shared personal stones which made you feel so real.
Thank you so much for taking the time share with us.
My only tip for speaking with a moms group would be maybe. A few more practical ideas to do for younger kids. Maybe a little less science and more practical.
It was interesting and definitely something to consider going forward.
Very relevant info. I appreciate the books recommended to help with this issue. I've been convinced for years that my brother has a gaming addiction but we don't know where to get info. Thank you!
Awesome presentation. So informative!
I thought this was super useful however I wouldlove more useful tips of how to avoid screen time.
More Q a time need more practical tips vs science research. Very important topic.