Guidelines for a Healthy Digital Life
WHO IS IT FOR:
We feel that the sweet spot is any combination of grades 4th-6th. At this age, their online usage is typically fairly limited still. We feel it makes a bigger impact to get ahead of the issues and help them create good habits, rather than trying to correct bad habits that the older kids ordinarily have already established. That being said, we are always open to working with you to create a presentation full of appropriate content for who you feel is your largest need.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST:
Zero dollars. We feel this is an important mission and we want it to be available to all schools. We have limited space each quarter for presentations, so drop us a note today!
Interested? Let Amber know here.
HOW IT WORKS:
First, we will send you a personalized Google Forms survey that you will have the kids fill out ahead of time using their Google Chrome accounts. We will use this data to reveal their own statistics throughout our presentation and expose them to how much they are online and how little they are being monitored in most cases. Perhaps most important, we will also share the results of this survey with school leaders in hopes that it will be helpful for your roll in the prevention of things like bullying, sex trafficking/grooming, class distractions, future employment, etc.
Next, we create an interactive, 45 minute (give or take) presentation with a personalized powerpoint and come talk to the kids about some healthy boundaries they should create for themselves online to set themselves up for their future, stay safe and use social media the way it is intended, to be social and stay connected.
Then, we bring your personalized PowerPoint to your school. We begin by walking through the WHY’s of social media and talk about the positive impact it can have on our lives (fostering relationships, creating good conversation, expressing their creativity and keeping in touch with loved ones), then we move into the data that we collect from each school individually. Once we have shown them HOW MUCH exposure they have to the internet via their own data, we talk to them about the dangers of being irresponsible online (bullying, sex trafficking/grooming, their reputation affecting their future jobs or college careers), then we walk through some guidelines that we hope they will adopt to set them up for success and keep them safe. It is about 45 min- 1 hour and we try to get them to engage with us throughout the program. To summarize, the progression of the presentation is this:
- WHO WE ARE (WHAT MAKES US QUALIFIED TO GIVE THIS TALK)
- WHY WE USE SOCIAL MEDIA (THE POSITIVES)
- DATA TO SUPPORT USAGE/EXPOSURE
- RECAP THE WHY’S (MAKING POSITIVE EXPERIENCES)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION:
We were so excited to have Spry visit our school. They took our student survey information and turned it into an individualized, interactive and informative assembly for our 5th-8th grade classes. Not only was it informative, they also made it FUN. Spry showed our students how to have a healthy digital life and how important their digital footprint is for their future. We will be inviting them back to speak with our future students.
Pe Ell School
School Administrators and Teachers,
I am writing to encourage you to collaborate with Spry Digital Marketing to bring their digital health presentation to your school.
Their project, Guidelines for a Healthy Digital Life, is an excellent way to bring awareness of a critical topic to intermediate grade students and middle school students. I recently had Spry employees visit my elementary school. They presented to students in fourth through sixth grade. This is the perfect age to inform these students of the dangers on the internet, as well as give them suggestions for creating healthy habits online and with their electronics.
The presentation was very professional. The slide show and the discussion topics were relevant and engaging. The presenters related well with the students and were clearly very passionate about educating students. They also prepared a student survey and a handout for families.
Throughout the planning process and the follow-up, the Spry team was willing to work with the school to best meet our needs. They asked for suggestions and were truly eager to serve the school and community.
I am very grateful that Spry visited my school. I look forward to inviting them back!
Amy Dunnagan, Principal
Mossyrock Elementary School