In a world filled with digital media and technology, we all have constant access to
real-time information. However, too much media consumption can create unhealthy
physical and emotional habits. With the TechforEd initiative, we want to be aware of
passive consumption versus active creation with our devices, and we strive to
support students in developing healthy habits and a good sense of Media Balance.
During the month of January, our fifth and ninth grade classrooms will engage in
digital citizenship learning related to Media Balance & Well-Being
. These lessons
focus on agency, not addiction, and quality time (creation vs. consumption), not
simply total screen time. This means encouraging students to reflect on their own
media habits and to develop individual plans for healthy media balance.
At home, you can support your students in understanding Media Balance &
Well-Being in a variety of ways. With young children, you can have conversations
about creating time limits and screen-free zones in your home. With older children,
you can talk about different emotional reactions to online media and help them
draw conclusions about what "balanced" use means for them. Remember, you are
the authority and we encourage you to make rules around device use in your homes.
Monthly Motto: We find balance in our digital lives.
Discussion Question for School and Home:
How can I keep my personal data safe
Privacy & Security Family Activities:
● Kindergarten English
● Grade 1 English
● Grade 2 English
● Grades 3-5 English Spanish
● Grades 6-8 English Spanish
● Grade 9-12 English
Family Tips Sheet
Help Boost Kids’ Safety, Privacy, and Security
Additional Family Engagement Resources
Common Sense Media Resources
Jeffco’s Tech for Ed Website