Boris takes too many selfies... Dave and Boris discuss screen time limit, and how to navigate through the world of social media - how it affects us. Dave shows Boris that saying no to something can actually be saying yes to something else. In this lesson children will learn to take agency over their decision-making process and will learn to exhibit self-discipline.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Late Elementary/KS2
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Management' from the CASEL 5.
This lesson cross-references with B-LS 3. B-SMS 3. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
ISH1 : That for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits.
ISH2 : Internet Safety and Harms - about the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others’ mental and physical wellbeing.
MW7 : Isolation and loneliness can affect children and that it is very important for children to discuss their feelings with an adult and seek support.
In the Kingdom, freedom is defined as not only what you can do, but also what you do not have to do anymore. Paul tells us that under sin he did the thing he did not want to do, he was a slave to it (Romans 7:19). But now under grace he is free - free to to not have to sin (Romans 8:2). Although social media is not sin, it can have a control over us. Boris learns that he can have freedom from social media ruling his time by setting limits. This gives him the opportunity to say no.
Additional Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7