What CAN We Do Now?

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Model Responsible Digital Engagement

  • Having set hours where there in no digital engagement
  • Dinner hour – No cell phones at the table
  • First half-hour home no electronic mediums
  • Openly discuss when you are digitally disconnecting and why
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Promote healthy social interactions

  • Listening and responding
  • Showing interest by smiling and asking questions
  • Greeting others
  • Giving compliments
  • Understanding body language and vocal tones
  • Understanding personal space and appropriate touching
  • Joining an on-going activity
  • Sharing and cooperating
  • Handling teasing
  • Managing anger appropriately
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Shift the Dialogue – Real conversations involve active listening and non judgmental responses.

  • Some conversations starters might be:
    Tell me about your day?
    Is math class getting any easier?
    Who did you sit next to at lunch today?
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Install filters

Filters can be added to Smart Phones and Tablets

Log Google Activity

Limit Screen Time

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Digital Engagement Should Public

  • Computers should be set up in a public place
  • Doors must be kept open when digitally engaged
  • Phones and Internet activity should be regularly monitored
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Supervision of all Digital Engagement

  • All devices (yes, that includes yours) charged in a central location 7 days a week
  • All devices have a designated shut-off time
  • No devices in bed

 

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Contact Us

Dr. Eli Shaprio, Director
eli@thedigitalcitizenship.com
Mrs. Temima Feldman, M.A., Assistant Director
temima@thedigitalcitizenship.com