The following resources are meant to help provoke and introduce students to the five elements of Digital Wellness. These resources can support classroom discussion, self-reflection, and inquiry.
Interested in trying a digital wellness lesson in your classroom? If so, consider one of these lessons created by members of our Digital Wellness Lead team. You'll find lessons for Elementary, Middle, and High School students centered around our 5 digital wellness themes.
Education about Digital Wellness is an emerging concept and shared responsibility that has wide-reaching implications for learners, schools and communities. This self-paced digital course will focus on the 5 elements of SD23’s Digital Wellness Framework. Participants will reflect personally on their own digital wellness, and also consider how they might bring this learning to their students.
We've curated a list of picture books that help support digital wellness discussions and questions.
Are you getting all sides?
All sides exposes people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world — and each other. Balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, civil dialogue opportunities, and technology platform are available for everyone and can be integrated by schools, nonprofits, media companies, and more.
Where is Fake News from?
Title is pretty self-explanatory but this entertaining and informative video discusses the concepts of influencers, confirmation bias, trust, echo chambers, etc. Finally it ends with some tips to identify fake news.
Infographic from well-respected Common Sense Media shows how young people perceive and are impacted by the news
'Sit With Us' App
This video from CBS News describes an app built by a teen looking to help other students who had no one to sit with at lunch.
Video shows how likes, retweets, favourites, etc. may not be telling the true story on how popular or unpopular a social media post is!
Young Kelowna - Wellness Report
The Young Kelowna Wellness Report, completed by the Pediatric Exercise Research Lab at UBC, is a snapshot of life for Kelowna kids in grades 4 to 9. Are you getting enough sleep? Is screen time a problem? What does social life look like for you and your friends? Click below to visit the Young Kelowna website. Report summary available HERE.