A film program about finding balance in our digital world.
LIKE is a documentary that helps us find balance in our virtual and real lives.
LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. Understanding that virtual connection is not going away and has many benefits, its goal is to inform, educate and inspire people of all ages to self-regulate, so they can enjoy balanced and fulfilled lives.
More hopeful in tone than ‘The Social Dilemma’, LIKE weaves in the stories and reflections of teenagers, and the perspectives of both brain scientists and Silicon Valley creators, who explain how our online behavior is affected by algorithms, from being compelled to respond to notifications, to manipulating ourselves to gain more 'likes'. It introduces JOMO - the Joy Of Missing Out, along with simple tips for taking back control over our devices and our free time. Subtitled into three languages, it has screened to over 10,000 communities across eight countries.
The Impact of LIKE
Think LIKE would be helpful for parents and adults
Think social media is to blame for the rise in anxiety
Will use social media differently after seeing LIKE
Think LIKE should be shown in every organization or school
"LIKE is truly an incredible film depicting the unsettling reality of technology addiction within teenagers. The filmmakers do a wonderful job bringing in different viewpoints, stories, and scientific data emphasizing the need to feel connected to others through a phone screen. I absolutely recommend LIKE to every student, parent, or educator as we battle this era of technology overconsumption- 10/10!"
Safe School Institute Manager, Crime Stoppers of Houston
"LIKE tells the real story behind social media platforms: you, all of us are the product. It also tells the positive aspects of social media. Having a balanced perspective on how to navigate social media platforms is essential to all parents and educators raising and educating this generation."
Maria O Alvarez
VP, Common Sense Latino
"As someone who has spoken to thousands of students about social media and digital citizenship, I can confidently attest to the fact that the issues raised in 'LIKE' have not been overstated. The potential negative emotional and psychological effects of social media addiction and misuse are real - and can do real damage to a young person's overall mental wellness. 'LIKE' is an important resource for schools and families to understand what's at stake, and to take proactive steps to ensure that students maintain a healthy attitude towards their digital behavior."
Tech Contributor to ABC News
Experts from the Film
Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology
Co-Creator of Facebook "Like" Button
Founder and CEO of Betaworks
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Head Teacher of Information & Communications Technology at West Island School in Hong Kong
Vice President, External Affairs at Common Sense Media
Screening to Schools and Communities
LIKE is a film-based education program that integrates post-screening conversation and a library of resources. We provide a lot of flexibility in how this is delivered, so you can customize the experience to best suit your community.
- Choice of screening options, from in-person, one-off screening to a live virtual event on multiple devices
- Choice of post-screening conversation forums (one short expert panel that addresses FAQ is already supplied)
- Ability to license for individual follow-up screenings for those who missed the screening, or those who wish to share with their families
We provide all resources to make organizing, promoting, running and following-up after your screening smooth and hassle-free:
- One landing page provides links to all promotional materials, discussion guides, tip sheets, in-class exercises and a library of follow-on resources
- We keep in touch with reminders to keep you on track
- All film and related links are sent to you via a customized dashboard at least 5 days before the screening
Clips from the film
Clips from Recent Panel Discussions
Social Media Isn’t Bad, It Depends on How We Use It
Ying Li (Kate), School Counsellor | UWC Changshu China
Resilience and Gratitude
Simon Mann, Principal of Dover Court International School