The following considerations are suggested practices that support digital health and wellness for students, schools and our extended community. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather, this information reflects a wide array of current readings and research as well as the lived experiences and voices of our students, schools and families.
 

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Practice Mindfulness
How do we balance our digital habits and self-regulate our own behaviours?
  • I balance time online and offline

  • I am aware of how I spend my time online and how it impacts my mental health

  • I ensure my devices don’t interfere with my sleep

  • I avoid digital distractions when I’m around other people

  • I customize my notifications so I am not constantly checking my device

  • I am aware when technology use is having an impact on my physical health (ex. eye strain, poor posture, lack of physical activity, etc…)

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Practice Mindfulness
How do we balance our digital habits and self-regulate our own behaviours?
  • I balance time online and offline

  • I am aware of how I spend my time online and how it impacts my mental health

  • I ensure my devices don’t interfere with my sleep

  • I avoid digital distractions when I’m around other people

  • I customize my notifications so I am not constantly checking my device

  • I am aware when technology use is having an impact on my physical health (ex. eye strain, poor posture, lack of physical activity, etc…)

 
 
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Explore Learning
How do we use technology to explore our learning and pursue our passions?
  • I explore my areas of interest online (ex. read articles, watch videos, listen to podcasts, etc.)

  • I connect with others with shared interests (ex. join online groups, follow hashtags, subscribe to forums, etc.)

  • I share my learning and passions with others online

  • I know how to effectively search the web

  • I use the internet to help me problem solve and develop new skills

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Explore Learning
How do we use technology to explore our learning and pursue our passions?
  • I explore my areas of interest online (ex. read articles, watch videos, listen to podcasts, etc.)

  • I connect with others with shared interests (ex. join online groups, follow hashtags, subscribe to forums, etc.)

  • I share my learning and passions with others online

  • I know how to effectively search the web

  • I use the internet to help me problem solve and develop new skills

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Think Critically
How do we think critically about what we see, hear and contribute to online?
  • I go beyond the headline and read the full story

  • I am able to fact-check information to determine its credibility

  • I think before I press send on how it will be received by others

  • I seek out other opinions online and am open to different viewpoints

  • I make sure the content that I consume, create, and/or share is appropriate

  • I am aware of how my actions online can positively or negatively affect a given situation

  • I am aware of how my tone comes across in my communication with others

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Think Critically
How do we think critically about what we see, hear and contribute to online?
  • I go beyond the headline and read the full story

  • I am able to fact-check information to determine its credibility

  • I think before I press send on how it will be received by others

  • I seek out other opinions online and am open to different viewpoints

  • I make sure the content that I consume, create, and/or share is appropriate

  • I am aware of how my actions online can positively or negatively affect a given situation

  • I am aware of how my tone comes across in my communication with others

 
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Connect Positively
How can we foster healthy relationships and positive interactions with others online?
  • I look to set a positive example for others in my online interactions

  • I express gratitude online and celebrate others beyond simply using the “like” button

  • I show empathy and support others online

  • I regulate my emotions and resolve problems peacefully in digital environments 

  • I develop and sustain healthy relationships in the online environment

  • I am aware of the impression I leave upon others 

  • I have a positive and authentic online identity

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Connect Positively
How can we foster healthy relationships and positive interactions with others online?
  • I look to set a positive example for others in my online interactions

  • I express gratitude online and celebrate others beyond simply using the “like” button

  • I show empathy and support others online

  • I regulate my emotions and resolve problems peacefully in digital environments 

  • I develop and sustain healthy relationships in the online environment

  • I am aware of the impression I leave upon others 

  • I have a positive and authentic online identity

 
 
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Be Safe
What can we do to keep ourselves and others safe and secure in digital
environments?
  • I consider the personal information that I share about myself online

  • I use secure, strong passwords and do not share them with others

  • I review my privacy settings to ensure I am controlling what about me is shared online

  • I respect the privacy of others and only post images or videos with their permission

  • I recognize dangerous or inappropriate situations and report abuse, harassment or worrisome behaviour 

  • I interact with others online whom I trust and block users that make me feel uncomfortable

  • I can spot a scam and avoid clicking on suspicious links or providing others with my sensitive information

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Be Safe
What can we do to keep ourselves and others safe and secure in digital
environments?
  • I consider the personal information that I share about myself online

  • I use secure, strong passwords and do not share them with others

  • I review my privacy settings to ensure I am controlling what about me is shared online

  • I respect the privacy of others and only post images or videos with their permission

  • I recognize dangerous or inappropriate situations and report abuse, harassment or worrisome behaviour 

  • I interact with others online whom I trust and block users that make me feel uncomfortable

  • I can spot a scam and avoid clicking on suspicious links or providing others with my sensitive information