Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have declared February 16, 2020 through February 22, 2020 "Digitial Wellness Week" in Ohio. The announcement was made today at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2020.
Hilliard's Rich Boettner explaining the digital wellness initiative at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference.
Alongside central Ohio school districts and WOSU, Bexley’s Director of Technology Brad Pettit has been a part of the work to provide students, teachers, and parents digital wellness resources for this state-wide initiative. Pettit helped present to Ohio educators why it is important to teach digital wellness during a session at OETC 2020.
Bexley Director of Technology Brad Pettit presenting during OETC 2020.
Students need to learn how to interact socially, personally, and educationally in online environments. With all of the new opportunities that are possible through digital learning spaces, students should master these skills through the lens of digital wellness. This includes:
- Well-being - Balance is best to maintain both digital and face-to-face interactions in life.
- Citizenship - To be the best you, we need to be responsible, honest, and literate in today’s digital world.
- Etiquette - Choosing to be positive with interactions with others online.
- Safety - being aware of how to be safe online and protect private information
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