With students eagerly awaiting the commencement of Spring Break in a few short days, the IT Department, along with the Technology Educators wanted to take the opportunity to remind students and families of the importance of digital balance and well-being during periods of rest. Healthy habits play such an important role in the health and well-being of an individual. Habits can strengthen over time and with March break upon us, it is important we continue to monitor our technology habits to ensure we have a healthy balance of technology when our schedules change.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Spring Break:
- Establish healthy tech habits - try to avoid screens a few hours before bedtime
- Create screen-free areas and times (e.g. no devices in the bedroom)
- Take a digital day off (e.g. explore nature, read a book)
- Be mindful and respectful of your connected circle (e.g. try not to send messages later in the evening or early in the morning)
- Remember to be mindful of cyber safety and your digital identity
- Avoid toxic technology that may lead to stress, multitasking, or prolonged sitting
- Consume healthy technology, such as using tech to connect with family and friends in moderation
- Encourage technology as a tool rather than a toy (e.g. rather than playing a video game, consider designing and creating your own)
Wishing everyone a happy and restful spring break!
Cristina Leo, Junior School EdTech Leader & MYP Design Teacher