We carried out three main Detox projects this year. The first as ECONTROVERTIA APS, the latter, as collaborators of Alla Ribalta APS, reflecting our belief that joining forces with GOOD business partners more than doubles the impact of your actions.
The Social Media Detox – Sports & Fun at the end of August on Monte Bondone, Trento, brought back to our Camp that energy level that we had left in 2019 before the pandemic hit us and the whole world. It also served to test specific Detox activities that we could offer to schools and social groups.
The “Detox challenge” project was indeed conducted in a high school. About 40 students of Mezzolombardo (Trento) were first involved in a Detox Day Camp and asked to complete a Detox challenge for two weeks. An easy challenge was to limit the use of TikTok to an hour a day, a medium level one was to charge your phone every three days, a hard one was to use your phone only for calls and WhatsApp messages. The outcomes and the emotions felt during the Detox challenge period were first analyzed, then represented through theatrical workshops and finally showcased through a rehearsal during a conference-show open to public. You can look at some theater sketches and key results about digital use and addiction in young people on our Social Media Detox Telegram group!
“CyberGulliver’s Travels to the islands of the Metaverse” was the second Detox event organized in December. Through four interactive stations set in the city center of Trento, 40 students and 10 adults learned about the new opportunities and dark sides of the incumbent metaverse. Dystopian theater performances, virtual geocaching races, emotional Virtual Reality experiences and sports in augmented reality powerfully showed our most innovative Detox tools. We look forward to organizing more top-quality Detox events!