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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. 

Did You Know?

cell phone use at night

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.

Student Tips on Finding Media Balance

Join the VH Today News Crew as they share tips on finding media balance.

How to Unplug from our Devices

Join Hart STUCO as they share strategies on how to unplug from our devices

Digital Balance Tips

Join West mentors as they share tips on how to find digital balance.

Family Resources

Additional Resources from Common Sense 

Get Involved

Share the ways you and your family are finding digital balance in your lives. We will post your tips and strategies to help our community develop a more balanced digital lifestyle. 

Submit a tip

Join us for a Digital Detox Day on Saturday, October 23. We encourage all students, families, and community members to put their devices away for the day and go out and experience life without a screen.

digital detox flyer

Poster designed by RCS Student K. Louca