Let’s Get Unplugged
Lower Grades Digital Citizenship
First, let’s read Unplugged by Steve Antony
So how do you use your time?
Everyone is going to get a sheet of paper and on one side you are going to write down all of the things you do plugged in (online) and on the other side, all of the things you do unplugged (offline.) It will look a little something like this…
Once you have finished, I want you to fold this piece of paper in half.
What would your lives look like if you only got to do the things on one side of the paper?
Living our lives mainly online…
- Let’s start with the plugged side. If we spent our entire day online and did little else, how would we feel? Discuss with your class NOW!
- After the discussion… 7 hours of Roblox or YouTube might sound great, but in reality, making media choices like this can lead us to feel tired, frustrated, headachy, and sick!
Living our lives completely offline…
- Now what if we only had the unplugged side? Would we be completely happy? Is there anything we would miss? Discuss with your class NOW!
- After the discussion… It is okay to enjoy being online! We get to chat on Facetime, play awesome games, and watch fun videos.
Let’s Aim for Media Balance
Media Balance is making sure that the time we spend online allows lots of room for the other awesome things in life. This makes us all feel healthier and happier.
Being Unplugged means more time for colouring! Here is a cute colouring page!