In order to promote awareness on the ill-effects of selfie and its resolution, Centre for Advanced Studies in Commerce and Management (CASCMa), and Commerce association in association with studies in journalism and mass communication, St. Aloysius College and ARIVU, an early intervention center for special children and learning disability, organized an interactive session under the title “Selfie Addiction Awareness” on March 21, 2018.
Poornima Bhat, Founder Director of ARIVU was the resource person. She focused on specific areas such as addictive behavior and technology based addictions. She said, “We have a tendency of mocking at others, but change our own status on social networking when we run through the same problem. Pass times are converted into addictions.” “Technology makes brain underutilized and the effects of selfie are in relation to self esteem and self confidence”, she added. A genuine mental illness named “Selfitis” and its multiple levels such as borderline, acute and chronic, were discussed.
The programme was organized by the students of mass communication, St. Aloysius College namely Vikranth Shetty and Anvitha Naini. Prof. Seema Prabhu and Prof. Raksha Acharya, of Canara College, Mangaluru, Radhakrishna Bhat, Treasurer of ARIVU, Sapna Shetty, Special Educator ARIVU and students of Canara College were present during the session. The seminar concluded with an interactive session. Prof. Seema Prabhu S., coordinated the programme.