More coming soon!

But here’s a tip sheet you might find helpful at home!

How can you support your child to stay healthy, safe and connected while using technology and creating digital content? Parents play an important role in developing responsible digital citizens. The following resources may be helpful as you and your child navigate the digital world.


Take Action!

Here are some activities you can do with your family around digital wellness for each of the Digital Wellness categories. New activities will be posted monthly!

Be Healthy

Activity 1 – Family Screen Time
Activity 2 – Device Free Dinner

 

Be Safe

Activity 1 – Use Your Common Sense
Activity 2 – Watchful Eye

 

Be Connected

Activity 1 – Random Acts of Online Kindness
Activity 2 – Netiquette

 

Be a Thinker and Creator

Activity 1 – Family DIY
Activity 2 – Break the FAKE


Resources

Useful links to support families in selecting appropriate digital media and engaging in conversations around digital wellness

Discovery Education contains videos, images, articles, virtual activities and more on a variety of topics and subjects.

Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. They have reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, music etc. They also have a Parent Blog to help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.

Digital Safety Resource by Google. The Be Internet Awesome Family Guide gives families the tools and resources to learn about online safety and citizenship at home. Interland is an online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun.

Parenting in the Digital Age

How can parents ensure their children have a healthy relationship with technology? Social psychologist Sonia Livingstone suggests that the key lies in embracing technology alongside children — and lays out a practical roadmap for how to get there. Watch her TED video!

https://www.ted.com/talks/sonia_livingstone_parenting_in_the_digital_age?language=en

Additional Resources


(Safer Schools Together)

– Reporting online sexual exploitation of children

(Government of Canada)

(UBC Digital Emergency Medicine)

– Erase Bullying (Ministry of Ed.)