Digital Citizenship Week
Media Balance & Well-Being
October 18-23 is Digital Citizenship Week.
This year, we are going to focus on media balance and digital well-being. Just like eating too much junk food isn't healthy for our bodies, consuming too much technology can negatively impact our lives. Throughout the week, students will share strategies they use to have a more balanced digital lifestyle. There is also a collection of Family Resources you can explore to begin talking with your learner about the importance of media balance.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests all screens be turned off at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
In a 2019 study by Common Sense on screens and sleep found:
A majority of parents (61%) check their mobile device within 30 minutes of falling asleep. Similarly, a majority of children (70%) check their mobile device within 30 minutes of falling asleep at night.
Additional Resources from Common Sense
- Family Engagement Resources- a collection of articles, videos, and presentations on Media Balance & Well-Being
- The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States - report from Common Sense on the impact of screens on sleeping habits