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Screen Smart

Screen Smart is a program for elementary schools, designed to teach kids in grades K-7 how to manage screen time. The program aims to increase awareness among students (and their families) of how much time students spend in front of screens. It also aims to reduce students' screen time to less than 2 hours per day and increase physical activity levels of students. Reducing screen time has many benefits from better grades and school performance to improved health and well being. The Screen Smart program was carefully designed to take only 10-15 minutes per day of a teacher's time for a 1 or 2 week period and provides teachers with grade appropriate activities that further pique the students awareness of screen time. Each Screen Smart activity support BC-prescribed learning outcome. There are 2 options for the Screen Smart Program: School-wide event option and curriculum option. A highlight of the Screen Smart program is a passport for grade 4 students. Students earn stamps and stickers in their personal passports by completing daily Screen Smart activities at school and at home. For the 2011-2012 school year free workshops are available to teachers who are interested in learning how to teach the Screen Smart program. Please contact us as soon as possible to book a workshop at your school. Teachers who take part in a workshop will be provided with all materials needed to teach the program. Note: the entire Screen Smart program is available for download from the Screen Smart website, free of charge. Please visit us at: www.screensmartschools.ca

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Target Audiences:
Elementary
Middle
Other: Grades K-7
Location:
Province Wide
Date & Time:
Mon Sep 17, 2012
 
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More Information:
Screen Smart for Elementary Schools was developed by the Childhood Obesity Foundation (www.childhoodobesityfoundation.ca). Production of the Screen Smart teaching and learning resources, and website (www.screensmartschools.ca), has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada, through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; from the Public Health Agency of Canada; and from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.The views expressed herein represent the views of the Collaborative Action on Childhood Obesity and do not necessarily represent the views of the project funders.

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