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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Confronting Bullying in the Cyber Age

Digital communication is a vital part of teens' and tweens’ lives, but it can also make them vulnerable to harassment in virtual spaces — which can carry over into physical spaces and affect school communities in ways that can be hard to predict. In the latest episode of Education Now, experts discuss the latest insights and strategies from researchers working to create positive learning environments and empower educators, parents, and — maybe most important — students themselves to detect and deter bullying in real life and online. 

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Free Lessons to Support Students’ Digital Well-Being

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Free Lessons to Support Students’ Digital Well-Being
Growing up has always had its challenges. But for kids today, technology and social media have a way of amplifying the stresses they face. Besides just telling them to put away their phones and screens, what can we do to help our students? 

Common Sense's free digital well-being lessons are an accessible way to support students' mental health and well-being. Each lesson approaches the dilemmas and pitfalls that kids face from a practical, relatable point of view, covering topics like:
  • Learning when (and how) to pause and put down our devices while interacting with people.
  • Tuning in to what, when, and how much we're using media and tech, and reflecting on how this makes us feel.
  • Questioning the design tricks that media and tech companies use to keep us hooked on our screens.
  • And understanding the impacts that our media choices have on ourselves, our communities, and the world.
We've got lessons for every grade, K–12, and our middle and high school lessons were co-developed with the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Check out our free lessons today!

Digital Well-Being Lessons for Grades K–12 | Common Sense Education

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