Data Detox Kit: Workshops
Welcome to the Data Detox Kit Workshops page. Here you'll find downloadable curriculum materials which have been developed and tested by Tactical Tech trainers and Data Detox Kit's global network of partners.
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Your Data Detox Starts Here
This workshop gives participants the chance to explore the reasons why online privacy is important to them. Through discussions and hands-on application, participants are introduced to the data collection industry and explore the effects on individuals and societies.
Demystifying Your Data
This workshop defines and explores various types of “data” which are commonly shared and collected online. Including group activities which encourage participants to talk openly about data concerns, investigate browser history, and deny unnecessary app permissions on their smartphones.
Declutter Your Phone with an App Cleanse
This workshop opens with participants reflecting on realistic expectations for the technology they use. Through storytelling, hands-on research, and group work, participants learn which critical questions to ask of tools they use and why those questions matter. Participants are then introduced to Alternative Apps (privacy-conscious apps) and are encouraged to try them out.
Smart Phones, Smart Habits
This workshop is focused around habits, how they are formed. Exploring the correlations between forming a good habit like drinking more water and learning to set boundaries with tech, participants dive deep into the ways phones has been designed to grab your attention and look at how to outsmart your smartphone.
Facts vs. Feelings: Keep Calm and Spot the Design Tricks
This workshop explores the world of persuasive design and design tricks, which are design decisions on websites, apps, and in advertisements that provoke people emotionally and persuade visitors to click, share, and buy. By becoming aware of physical and emotional responses to stressful stimuli and the persuasive designs of tech which are rooted in basic psychology, this workshops helps participants keep calm and spot the design tricks.
(This is part 1 of the misinformation workshop series, facts vs. feelings)
Facts vs. Feelings: Information... It's Complicated
This workshop defines what is meant by ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’ and explores how the world of information is slippery and complicated. Participants learn fundamental investigation skills to help them to verify information and become more information savvy.
(This is part 2 of the misinformation workshop series, facts vs. feelings)