1-What are some possible physical issues that could happen because of technology?
2-Can you think of some "danger zones" at school or at home for physical issues?
What can you do about them (to avoid them, to fix them, etc.)?
3-What are some possible psychological problems that could happen because of technology?
Consider: addiction, isolation, stress, depression, anxiety/social anxiety, sleep disorders, mental issues associated with cyberbullying, etc.
4-What can you do if you or someone you know is exhibiting some of these behaviors?
Video: Internet Addiction
Site: Warning Signs of Internet Addiction
Article: Dealing with the Device-Addicted Generation
In the News: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
Choose an activity (if time allows):
1-Choose a partner and create a short scene where one person has any digital health and wellness issue and the other person is a friend trying to help them with their issue. Show a positive way to help them and a negative way. Act out for the class in a 2-3 minute skit.
2-Find an article or video that talks about physical, psychological, or emotional health and technology. Write a summary of your article, including the important points (3-5 sentences), in the comment section of this post. Be sure to include the URL of your article or video.
Possible topics/search terms include: technology AND addiction, isolation, carpal tunnel, posture, eye strain, lack of exercise, etc.
3-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names). Try to have 4-6 steps of things they can do to solve their problem. Ideas: a plan to help them through addiction or isolation, a map/photos with a change to help with ergonomics, best items to buy to help with carpal tunnel or other ailments, etc. Be specific!