Simply stated, digital wellbeing is the social and emotional wellbeing we achieve by paying attention to our digital practices. SUHSD formed a digital wellbeing task force in the Winter of 2020. This group, overseen by Javier Gutierrez and facilitated by Jack West, has focussed on researching and communicating best practices in the integration of digital devices into education in a manner that promotes maximum social emotional health for all members of the community.
The Wellbeing Trust, a national nonprofit focussed on advanccing the mental health of the entire nation with a particular focus on California, has identified several action items for policy and practice that can help education leaders focus their advocacy.
Common Sense Media, an SUHSD partner in crafting a sensible approach to our digital media use, has aggregated a collection of videos to help everyone with distance learning.
Thriving Schools, a Kaiser Permenente initiative to improve the wellbeing of students, is an aggregation of resources to keep students healthy in the COVID schooling era - including some very helpful on-page starter plays that school leaders can use as a heat check on their ongoing initiatives to support student wellbeing.