The theme for this term's PSHE / online safety learning is about the digital 5 a day diet. We all want to use our devices, play our video games, watch TV and DVDs but what happens when it starts to affect our health? Particularly our mental health and well-being? What can people do to maintain a healthy balance to support their desire for screen time? At the start of Toy Story 2, Rex becomes frustrated that he can't complete a particular level of the Buzz Lightyear game. You can see he's starting to get very sad about it.
When phones, social media and games make us feel worried, stressed and a bit out of control, it often means that we haven’t got the balance quite right. Finding the right digital balance means enjoying all the fun, exciting and creative things about being online while making sure that we aren’t caught doing the same things all the time. Screen time should be focused on active use, not passive screen time.
Within class, pupils have discussed the digital 5 a day diet and how it can help them and Rex. They have carried out some fabulous work to show how they have engaged with the Digital 5 a Day Challenge. Below you will see the work undertaken by the pupils from F1 to Y6.
PSHE - Themes covered: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, Living in the wider world. Some examples from the PSHE curriculum with online relevance: