Use for parent engagement and discussion
Download these pages to use with the book Screen Smart Sam to guide discussion and reflection of the content discussed in the book.
Check out these amazing printables for elementary age students and 5 Reasons to Use Picture Books to Teach Digital Citizenship
A great place for parents and teachers to find resources for digital wellness. Take a look!
A great 3rd-5th grade resource contains 14 different digital activities for digital citizenship in Google Slides™ -- download it from TeachersPayTeachers
This bundle includes a Digital Zombie board game --a fun way to address a serious topic for students and adults as well. This is ideal for a center activity or as a small group game for school counselors and Sped teachers. click here to purchase from Brandy via TeachersPayTeachers
Your students will love reading about the hot topic of gaming disorder, featuring the sensationally popular game, Fortnite™.
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This resource is filled with worksheets that will help you cover the Ontario curriculum expectations within grade 1 for Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours. Students will be introduced to devices with screens, reflect on how often they use devices within a day, and come to understand the signs of being hooked on these devices (an example being video games). This is a huge upgrade from my free screen time resource with a lot more material - complete.
There is graphing, using Venn diagrams and also activities to work on their understanding of time within this resource. Cross curricular!
**American spelling included** Download from Chuck on TeachersPayTeachers
Fairplay and the Action Network
Fairplay has an extensive library of trusted resources for parents!
The Durable Human was founded in 2009 as a platform to inspire adults and children to cherish, strengthen, and protect their unique human assets, capabilities, and perspectives in a complex and increasingly digital world.
Healthy Screen Habits
Healthy Screen Habits 501(c)(3) brings awareness so that people understand the effects of technology and social media use on the brain and well-being. We want to empower families to decide for themselves how they will use technology in their lives.
Unplug Collaborative organizes the National Day of Unplugging, an annual global awareness campaign that has been running since 2009. The other 364 days a year, we are here to help every city turn into an Unplugged Village™ and with the social impact initiative, Unplug for a Cause® we make tech-free experiences meaningful and accessible to all.
Common Sense Media is often referenced as a source for resources and advice/ratings about app. However because they are funded by big tech companies and their foundations we do not believe their content accurately reflects the risks to minors since the pandemic and increasing advances of persuasive design, AI facial recognition, and privacy violations of apps and games.
Additionally the Digital Wellness Lab also conducts research and provides advice and resources but is heavily funded by major media/gaming tech companies.
The National PTA also provides resources for parents, placing the responsibility on parents to co-use and constantly monitor which is not possible. They receive significant funding from Meta, TikTok and Discord-- frequently using these companies to give their own safety presentations!
Reading a book is best, but for groups, watch this animated book reading narrated by the author
Lead a discussion group with this video, pause to discuss ideas then play to hear best recommendations from the experts at Screen Time Clinic®
Parents: Need more info on how to protect your family?
One of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the market. This complete download updated 2/2023 is 60 pages, available for purchase, not influenced by big media money unlike other organizations. Created by the certified digital wellness educators at Screen Time Clinic this is a great place to start