Authentic opportunities for students to share their voice can be few and far between, but the Global Student Voice Film Festival certainly fits the bill. Open to students from ages 5 - 18, this year’s theme is In Another’s Shoes. Can you think of someone who would benefit from this opportunity? Share the link!
Seeing Screen Time Differently
I was fortunate to join my colleague Daniel Johnston (Director of Wellbeing) at a one day event exploring the research on Screen Time. Seeing Screen Time Differently is a great summary of the themes covered at the event, and helps open our eyes to the realities of screen time research, without the media hype that often surrounds the topic. Parents, you’ll want to take some time to read this!
Common Sense Media: Parenting Tips Videos
Common Sense Media has been around for a long time, and is a trusted source of information about many aspects of our digital world. They have put out a series of short videos for parents to provide practical advice on a range of topics, including Minecraft vs Roblox, What is Messenger Kids? and Device Free Dinners. It’s a great source of quick info on different apps (e.g. Snapchat, Steam, Periscope etc) and helpful tips (e.g. What Kids, Teens and Tweens are Watching on YouTube).