Digital Health & Wellness
Maintaining a Healthy Balance with Technology
Whether you work directly with students or you have children/grandchildren, we all interact with technology that is changing how we learn and communicate on a daily basis. We play an important role in helping students learn to manage their own use of technology independently and appropriately as we learn to do this ourselves. Digital Health and Wellness is an important discussion to revisit frequently with children from elementary school through high school. Digital Health and Wellness is an important discussion to revisit frequently with children from elementary school through high school.
In accordance with the District’s Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy (#524), outside of school, parents bear responsibility for the same guidance of internet use as they exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, radio, movies and other possibly offensive media. Parents are responsible for monitoring their student’s use of the District’s educational technologies, including school-issued email accounts and the internet if the student is accessing the District’s electronic technologies from home or through other remote location(s).
Dave Eisenmann, Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services for Minnetonka Public Schools, and Mathew Meyers, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, provide tips and ideas for maintaining an open dialog about technology in your home and understanding the significant role you play in helping youth be responsible and safe in today’s high-tech world.
- Common Sense Media has great reviews of movies, music, apps, video games, and more. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to stay in the loop of the latest teen tech trends.
- Top 10 Tips for Tech Healthy Kids- Dave Eisenmann, Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services
- Tips for Managing Social Media Use (from LIKE Documentary)
- Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online This guide published by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers parents practical, developmental targeted tips to guide their children in navigating the online world.
- Well-Being Resources The Well-Being website give an overview of student well-being and outline our school processes for accessing supports within the district and from the wide variety of community agencies out there which can provide additional supports.
Open the link below to view instructions for students and parents on the technology tools used for e-learning in Minnetonka.
Submit questions and feedback online and receive a response within one business day through the Family Technology Helpdesk.