Digital health&safety

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Digital health&safety

  1. 1. Helping Kids with Technology Balance Xiamen Xiamen A Preventative Approach
  2. 2. When was the last time you went 24 hours without your technology? technology? Reflect on the day and some of the feelings you experienced. **This would include any sort of digital media (TV, Music, the Internet, games, phone, etc.)
  3. 3. go 24 hours without any media. No internet, no phone, no email, no tv. In an age of constant connection, this study asks how our dependence on media technologies have changed the way we think about the world, our communities, and our relationships. -Unplugged 2011 -Unplugged 2011 -Unplugged 2011 -Unplugged 2011
  4. 4. http://withoutmedia.wordpress.com/
  5. 5. In a 2011 study by the McCann Worldgroup, 53% of 16- 22 year olds said they would rather give up their sense of smell than give up their technology. To our children (and many of us as well), technology is becoming almost as important as a basic need. We must teach them to live and thrive with it, because without it, they risk feeling lost and disconnected.
  6. 6. Students Parents School
  7. 7. Students My.U.P. Parents Family Agreements School A.U.P.
  8. 8. Let’s approach Technology Balance the way we approach Nutrition Teaching proper diet from a very young age. Food groups, balanced diet, personal responsibility (and the occasional treats!) As children get older, they begin to have more control over their own diet.
  9. 9. Students My.U.P. Parents Family Agreements School A.U.P.
  10. 10. www.commonsensemedia.org Tips for parents (including comprehensive reviews of movies, TV shows, and games Developmentally appropriate guidelines Family Media Agreements
  11. 11. -Safety -Citizenship -Values -Balance -Trust -Trust -Trust -Trust -Trust
  12. 12. Balance:Lack of Impulse Control Think back (not that far, of course) to when you were 12.... TV/Music Phone/Friends Family Time Bedtime!
  13. 13. Balance: The Digital Cocoon Connection Knowledge Entertainment Identity
  14. 14. Trust: But I don’t want to intrude... Importance of establishing perceived parent trust... A study at the Center for Health Promotion Research shows that negotiated unsupervised time is a protective factor against many adolescent high- risk behaviors. (2003)
  15. 15. But here’s why you should... educated, affluent parents, two risk factors repeatedly come up as the cause of high emotional difficulties: achievement pressure and isolation from parents. --The Price of Privilege Madeline Levine, Ph.D (2010)
  16. 16. Stay Involved: Tips for Parents Set clear limits (the My.U.P. can help!) Watch their favorite TV shows with them. Ask about their interests and give them time to explore new passions and ideas. Know the programs they’re using and how they work.
  17. 17. www.commonsensemedia.org
  18. 18. www.teachparentstech.org Education
  19. 19. 1) Tech Curfew: Whether or not I have finished my homework, I will shut down by _________ p.m. on school nights and ______________p.m. on the weekends. My.U.P. My Tech Use Policy Template created by 2011 8th grade health classes
  20. 20. My.U.P. My Tech Use Policy Template created by 2011 8th grade health classes
  21. 21. 2) Time Limit: Outside of school, I agree to use technology for no more than _______ hours a day on weekdays and ________ hours a day on the weekends. My.U.P. My Tech Use Policy Template created by 2011 8th grade health classes
  22. 22. 3) Breaks and Breathers: For every _________ minutes I’m on the computer, I will take a _________ minute break. ** Some possible things I could do during these breaks are: 1. 2. 3. 4. My.U.P. My Tech Use Policy Template created by 2011 8th grade health classes
  23. 23. 4) Family Agreements: Our family has these agreements when it comes to the following programs (gaming, Skype, etc) a) When it comes to _____________, we’ve agreed that: b) When it comes to _____________, we’ve agreed that: My.U.P. My Tech Use Policy Template created by 2011 8th grade health classes
  24. 24. 5) Time Management: My biggest tech distraction is __________________. To help me keep it under control, I will… My.U.P. My Tech Use Policy Template created by 2011 8th grade health classes
  25. 25. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  26. 26. www.commonsensemedia.org www.teachparentstech.org Most importantly: Stay open, stay involved, and stay informed! Be sure to grab the handouts on your way out and check out these great online resources.

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