7. Create an Activities Journal Wrap-Up

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In this lesson, you created an activities journal in Google Slides to think about the digital and non-connected activities you do each day.

Then, you shared that information with others.

To create your journal, you: Opened and renamed a presentation, Duplicated and edited slides, Documented digital activities and other activities for each day, Added emojis to express how you felt after each activity, Wrote a reflection to summarize your feelings and make plans to balance activities with and without technology, And shared your journal with adults who care about your wellbeing.

You can add to your journal in the future to see your progress and make additional changes to your activities.

You may also want to use an app.

Apps can help you manage your screen time and balance your device use.

You can track and limit: How many times you unlock your phone, How much time you spend on specific apps, How many notifications you get, And see details about your device usage.

You can also set time limits, pause other apps, and plan times to disconnect and avoid interruptions.

Some apps allow your parents to automatically turn off your device at bedtime, after you've used it for a certain amount of time, or when you need a break.

You may handle your screen time differently than others, and that’s okay.

The important thing is to be aware of the role that technology plays in your life.

However you decide to manage your device use, remember to enjoy your daily activities and your time with the people around you.