Participating in a variety of different activities helps you feel good, physically and mentally.
Being active, creative, and social are all important for your wellbeing.
It’s also important to find a balance between the different digital and non-digital activities that you enjoy.
You don’t have to figure out that balance alone.
The adults who care about you can help you find a balance by talking with you about your
day, your activities, and what you do online.
Having conversations with people who you care about gives you a chance to ask their opinions
and exchange ideas.
They might even have useful thoughts about their own digital habits or concerns that
are different from your own.
In this lesson, you will have conversations about digital habits with important people
in your life.
Between videos, you will take a break to have these discussions outside of class, as homework.
Then, when you return to class, you’ll use the ideas from those conversations to create
a pledge for keeping your technology use balanced.
A pledge is a serious promise or commitment to do something.
When a person takes a pledge, they are responsible for doing the things they promise in the pledge.
You will then sign and pledge your commitment to healthy digital habits and ask others to
sign it, as well.
By sharing your pledge, you and the people you care about can support each other as you
build healthy digital habits.
You can also print your pledge and post it somewhere visible as a reminder to keep your
promise and work toward a balance between digital and non-digital life.
This lesson will involve spending time with others inside and outside of class.
It may take a few days to contact people, schedule time to talk, and conduct your interviews,
so plan accordingly.
To begin, choose an adult who is important to you whose ideas about digital devices and
habits you would like to learn more about.
If you have time, you can interview up to three adults.
You might interview a: parent,
extended family member, older sibling,
co-worker, or supervisor.
Be sure to interview someone who you are comfortable talking to and whose opinion you value.
Now, it’s your turn: Identify at least one adult in your life who
you would like to interview.
Then, move on to the next video to conduct your interviews.