What is the Internet Doing to Our Brains?

“Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.”

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

“Even by conservative estimates, the average American spends over 6 hours per day staring at a screen. That’s a lot of time. What does scientific research say about it? Is it good or bad for us?”

48 Hours Unplugged: The Screen-Free Challenge

“Students will monitor their ‘plugged’ habits by filling in a one-week activity log, and then take a 48-hour screen-free challenge.”

Excessive Internet Use

An information capsule for parents to better understand excesive internet use, it’s potential dangers, and how to help them deal with them.

Falcons Ed Tech Tutorials: Let’s Talk About Screen Time

“In this video we introduce our new series on the impact of screen time on our lives. “

Screentime Battles: When Kids Refuse to Unplug

“Positive uses of technology can engage your family with one another, sharing and learning and just plain spending time together.”

How to Combat Zoom Fatigue

An article by Harvard Business Review that explains why video calls are exhausting and how individuals can reduce zoom fatigue.

Talking to Youth about Online Gambling

Ideas, information and resources to start conversations about online gaming with young people.”

Online Gambling and Youth

“A look a the ways in which online gambling draws in youth and increases the risk that they will become problem gamblers.”

The Benefits of Good Posture

“Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it.”

Elementary: Postures for Healthy Screen Time and Screen Use

“Parenting in Pictures: Suggestions for healthy screen time posture.”

Healthy Posture for Teenage Screen Time: In Pictures

“Parenting in Pictures: Suggestions for healthy screen time posture.”

Prejudice and Body Image

“Students take a good look at our society’s pressures to conform to standards of beauty and the media’s influence on body image.”

Representing Ourselves Online

“Students are introduced to the idea of avatars as a kind of ‘dressing up’ inside video games and consider the ways in which the technical, generic and aesthetic limitations on avatar creation and customization affect their choices and their ability to represent themselves online.”

When Is Your Brain Ready for Social Media?

“What percentage of 11 and 12 year olds have social media? Why is the age limit for Social Media 13? How does social media negatively affect youth? How does social media positively affect youth?”

Building Your Brand: Establishing a Positive Online Presence

” Techniques for taking control of your online image. This involves removing things that puts you in a negative light and drowning out less-than-desirable representations with material that makes a more positive impression.”

Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities: Information, Tools and Resources

What is Assistive Technology? “Any piece of technology that helps a student with or without a disability to increase or maintain his/her level of functioning.”

Kids and Tech: The New Landscape

“Through active engagement and using media wisely, parents and educators can support healthy child development. “

Ami Quebec: Social Media and Internet Addiction

“Residents from McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry joined AMI-Quebec live on Facebook to discuss social media and internet addiction.

Emplois d’avenir

This site shows what job opportunities are in demand at the national level and in all regions of Quebec.

LEARN: Entrepreneurship Program

A list of curated resources with links “to useful, vetted external resources on career development. “

Password Power

“Learn about the importance of safe passwords, what’s phishing and strategies for protecting yourself.”

How to Create a Strong Password

“Passwords are an essential part of life online – and if we’re not careful about keeping them secret, they can cause big problems. “

Easy Ways to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

“The easy steps Canadians can take to protect themselves when using public Wi-Fi networks.”

What is Malware?

“Malware, also known as malicious software, is a term used to describe malicious programs installed on end-user systems and servers, commonly known as a computer virus. “

Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet: Protecting Yourself from Malware

Advice for protecting yourself from Malware.

Anonymous or Not?

“Students use Kahoot.it to demonstrate how to create a safe and respectful username when interacting online.”

Internet Traffic Light

A video for young children. Check out the link to the accompanying Common Sense Media lesson plan in our teacher resource section.

Follow the Digital Trail

A video for young children. Check out the link to the accompanying Common Sense Media lesson plan in our teacher resource section.

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