Digital Citizenship Week 2019

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Spotlight
October 18, 2019

TJ and FCPS are celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with daily features on morning announcements focusing on the theme.  Watch the videos.

Below you’ll find resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too. 

Resources and Suggested Activities for Each Day

MondayĐặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhà: Families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 

  • Reflect on the role technology plays in your life with .

  • Track your screen time on and devices.

  • Check out Google’s .

  • Use this and a timer for one day to become more aware of whether technology is distracting you from your homework or other focused work.

  • Create a family media plan to reflect on your current practices and plan to incorporate healthy media habits into your home.

    • Đặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhà and Media Agreement (, , )

TuesdayĐặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhà: Students and families are encouraged to exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. Try some of these ideas:

  • Đặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhàConsider making in your home.

  • Promote better sleep by disconnecting from screens at least one hour before bedtime and charging your phone outside of the bedroom.

  • Change your phone’s to minimize distractions or try some of .

  • Visit Google’s page for suggestions to track usage and manage your time on Android apps as well as time management suggestions for Youtube and Gmail.

  • Try some family mindfulness activities with GoNoodle’s channel.

Wednesday: On this day, students and families are encouraged to think about how technology can be used to create original works.  Encourage students to favor the active use of technology for creation over passive consumption. Try some of these ideas:

  • Đặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhàUse Common Sense Media’s to learn about your child’s favorite games and apps and what you might need to teach them in order to use it safely.

  • As an FCPS student, your child has access to a number of digital tools that promote creativity including Wixie (elementary only), Voicethread, and G Suite including Google Docs, Slides, Drawings, and more. These tools are available for students to create outside of school too!

  • Đặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhàStudents are also encouraged to experiment with computer coding at home. has activities that teach students to use coding to design games, apps, drawings, and websites.

ThursdayĐặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhà: Students and families are encouraged to think critically about the media they consume and actively evaluate and select high quality, age-appropriate media. Try some of these ideas:

  • Help your child become a critical consumer of media by discussing these with them when you consume media together such as books, movies, and news articles.

  • Consider Common Sense Media’s of movies, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music for information that can help you decide if the media your child is consuming is appropriate for them.

  • Đặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhàCheck out this with your child and emphasize the importance of choosing quality resources.

  • Try these additional on how to establish expectations at home around media use.

FridayĐặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhà: Students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their friends and family. Try some of these ideas:

  • Have a and focus on connecting as a family.

  • Đặt cược 69 tỷ vào một ngôi nhàTake on a Phone-Free Day challenge as a family and commit to leaving the phone at home when family members go to school or work.  Notice how your day changes and discuss the benefits and challenges together.

  • Have a family board game night instead of playing video games or watching TV.

  • Make a phone call or write a letter to a family member or friend instead of sending a text or email.

  • Spend time outside as a family and leave the phone behind. Thank you for participating in Digital Citizenship Week!  Take good care of your body, mind and your relationships and enjoy the benefits of using technology in a healthy and balanced way.