Digital Life Skills
Welcome to the Educational Technology Digital Life Skills Support PageOn this page, you will find some of the resources utilized by Brentwood School to teach students about digital citizenship and online awareness. Our students spend a lot of time in digital spaces, whether it be for educational or social purposes. In both spaces, it is important that students understand the impact of their participation on other people and on their own digital footprint.
As we learn about new trends in teaching digital citizenship and social media that may be affecting our students' well being, this page will be updated with articles, videos and other resources. Check back here regularly to grow your understanding of the ever-changing online world in which many of your children explore and live.
Blog Post from The Social Institute, August 10, 2023
Blog post from The Social Institute, March 10, 2023
Introduction to The Social Institute and Modern Life Skills, April 26, 2023
Blog Post from The Social Institute, February 17, 2023
Blog Post from The Social Institute, January 19, 2023
Blog post from The Social Institute, December 15, 2022
Integrating tech tools helps ignite development of key SEL skills.
Blog post from Eduporium
"Common Sense is an independent voice for kids, families, and communities everywhere. We combine original research with game-changing advocacy efforts to make the digital world work better for all kids..."
"To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
Above the Noise, a YouTube series for teens, cuts through the hype and dives deep into the research behind the issues affecting their daily lives. The series investigates controversial subject matter to help young viewers draw their own informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.
"Taking a break from devices is proven to have positive benefits for kids, from better nutrition and focus at home to fewer problems at school."