Philip and the shadow

Easy Read book in the Philip-series about electronic study support, data security and how our lives are influenced by mobile phones. Philip is the main character in several previous books.

Here Philip must choose – to study better at school or get low grades. He chooses an app, which is supposed to help him to become more efficient, but soon the app takes all his time.

The app also wakes Philip in the middle of the night and requires his attention 24 hours. When his best friend Greg ends up in hospital, he has to make an important decision.

An important book about study techniques for teachers and students and everybody who wants to learn to study better. The book can be used as a basis for discussion in groups about friendship, using modern technologies and take responsibility about studies.

The book is a Pedagogical Easy Read and can be used in school and at home for learning and activities.

Place: Philip’s home and school, hospital

Group: From 12 years, adults

Discussion: What happens when you use an app in your phone?

How do you react? What do you do with it?

What kind of information does your apps in the phone collect about you?

How do you use your apps – safely or with risks?

Do you know anybody, who has experienced similar things like Philip and Greg?

What should you do when you see someone overdoing something?

Do the main characters in the story take the right decisions about the app in the beginning, and in the end?

What would you do in Philip’s or Greg’s place?

Tasks: Write a story about one of the pictures in the book.

Write a story about one of the applications in your phone.