A group of people in a circle are holding their phones towards the center of the group.
  • Community-based Organizations
  • Facilitators
  • Health Educators
  • Program Managers
  • Counselors
  • Sub Recipients
  • Youth

Being Tech-Smart

Youth are often unaware of the potential long-term impacts and safety implications of digital technology. This lesson from We Think Twice is designed to supplement your organization’s programming with middle and high school youth by engaging youth in pondering questions about digital technology (e.g., posting on social media, accepting or declining a friend request, giving out personal information online) and encourage them to think twice before using technology. The lesson will also encourage youth to reflect on how their digital technology use impacts their mental and emotional health.

 By participating in this lesson, youth will learn:

  • How to be more attentive to their use of digital technology and understand the impact their actions can have on their lives and the lives of others.
  • Why refraining from unhealthy digital technology use (e.g., cyberbullying, sexting) is important.
  • How to use digital technology in constructive pursuits.
  • Why they should seek help from a trusted adult if they are cyberbullied, stalked, or otherwise feel threatened.

Help the youth you serve discover the benefits of healthy digital technology use and avoid the dangers!