Student Life Outside the School Environment
Digital Health and Wellness: Lesson Plan PDF
Grade Level: 6 -12


 

Part I - Introduction


Digital Health & Wellness is keeping teenagers away from danger of physical and psychological harm. Many problems can be contributed to electronic devices. Teenagers need to be aware of the risks of spending hours online. It is crucial that teenagers are informed of the hazards of digital life and how to keep healthy and safe.

As the world today has such a digital importance and dependence on the internet is high, we need to make sure that people know and understand the physical and psychological damage and risks that can occur.

Without the thorough understanding of digital health and wellness and digital safety, you are under the major risk of being in danger.

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Part II - Class/Advisory Activities

•  Videos

 

Internet Addiction (2:51 minutes)
Caught in the Web (2:14 minutes)- Introduction
Caught in the Web (2:17 minutes)- Interview *note: a commercial will play at the beginning of this video.


•  Discussion Questions

 

 

  1. How many hours a day do you spend online or playing games?
  2. Do you know the symptoms or risks of online addiction?
  3. What ergonomics suggestions do you think you should improve on when working on a computer?

•  Activities

 

1- Caught in the Web: Online Addiction
Watch : Internet Addiction, Caught in the Web Introduction and Caught in the Web Interview.
Class Discussion : How many hours do you spend online or playing games? Do you know the symptoms or risks of online addiction?
Teacher Tips : Show slides 1-10 of the Digital Health and Wellness.
Activity Suggestion : writing prompt 1 and journal 1.

2-Computer Ergonomics
Class Discussion : What ergonomics suggestions do you think you should improve on when working on a computer?
Teacher Tips : Show slides 11-18 of the Digital Health and Wellness. Handout the ergonomics worksheet and have the students complete the worksheet and discuss the answers.
Activity Suggestion : Ergonomics worksheet, writing prompt 2 and journal 2.


Part III - Reflection

•  Writing Prompt(s)  
  1. You may be addicted to the internet if:
  2. The four most important ergonomic suggestions are:

•  Journal Writing

 

  1. Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph defining what you think online addiction is and what elements of online addiction you feel should not be categorized as "addiction" and why.
  2. Think of your computer at home or a computer you use at school. Describe how you can change the set up so that it is more ergonomic and healthy.

Part IV - Extension Activities

•  Class/Advisory School Activities

 

 


Part V - Resources

Digital Addiction   http://digiteen.wikispaces.com/Digital+Health+and+Wellness
Video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3lVltkPWk&feature=related
Ergonomics   http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lsmp/healthadvice/computerergonomics/computergonomics.htm