Digital Well-Being is at the forefront of our education systems, classroom learning activities, and daily interactions of our students and children. It is important to have powerful and impactful resources available to support digital well-being for our students with a variety of tools and lessons at our disposal to support students as they navigate the complexities of the online world.
The following are four excellent and effective digital application resources to support the digital well-being of students.
UpSavvy is home to engaging and dynamic lessons with interactive content on a variety of digital well-being themes including digital citizenship, digital footprints, digital communications, and more. Students will love the quick, informative, bite sized, and well structured lessons that are suited for all grade levels and that contain a vast amount of curricular connections.
Be Internet Awesome with Google
Be Internet Awesome is designed to help students be safe and kind online explorers of the digital world. It is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web- based game called Interland and educational content to teach students about important digital safety topics. Be Internet Awesome focuses on five key digital themes: Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, and Brave.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is a great place for digital citizenship with curriculum that covers K-12 and a large library of topics. It is also a trusted digital hub and nonprofit resource for teachers and families to help navigate the online world. It is a popular and credible stop for expert reviews, objective advice, information, and recommendation lists.
Nearpod gives teachers the flexibility and online lesson resources to teach digital citizenship and well-being through live participation, self-paced lessons, or front of the class direct instruction. A teacher can create interactive lessons with a large library of topics that contain polls, quizzes, collaborative boards, drawings, and more.