Balancing Screen Time
As part of ‘Safer Internet Day’ and ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, Year Five have been exploring the importance of balancing screen time to support wellbeing. The children also thought carefully about how we could focus on using our devices to promote our wellbeing. Here are some of their suggestions: fitness apps to get you moving, watching videos to learn a new skill, listening to an audio book or music, using a sketching/drawing app. We also discovered that screen time breaks are important to give our eyes and brains a rest from screens. The children had many ideas of what to do during a screen time break, such as reading a book, playing outside, doing some arts and crafts, spending time with family. Year Five would definitely recommend balancing time on screen with other activities as a way of looking after yourself!