Your Reference Points
To help you understand how to use this guide, here is a brief overview of the Resource Guide’s sections. This section will help you discover, at a glance, the content of each of the Guide’s 7 tabs.
Discover the program
The Introduction section begins on page 4.
This section summarizes the program’s objectives as well as the rationale of this initiative. It also provides a summary of the key ideas discussed in the program as well as a few suggestions of answers for student frequently asked questions.
Pick and choose!
The Options section begins on page 9.
There are 2 options to make use of the program:
Each section of the guide is divided according to grade levels. The proposed activities meet the requirements of the Québec Education Program and the Healthy Schools approach and present themes adapted to each grade level.
The Entire School
Screen Smart! challenge for the entire school. All students are invited to reduce their screen time for a week.
Let’s get started! – Learning about different types of screens
The Kindergarten, grades 1, 2 and 3 section begins on page 15.
Learning about different types of screens to help students turn off their screens for one day.
Let’s get started! – The Passport is the tool of choice to raise awareness of students and their family
The Grade 4 section begins on page 33.
Passport which contains activities to help students be more aware of the time they spend in front of screens while encouraging them to trade 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of recreational activity.
Let’s get started! – The effects of screen time on the human body
The Grade 5 section begins on page 57.
Activities aimed at making students aware of the impact of screens on various body systems and encouraging them to trade 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of recreational activity.
Let’s get started! – Screens and social media
The Grade 6 section begins on page 89.
Activities aimed at making students aware of the effect of media on social relationships and encouraging them to trade 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of recreational activity.
Find out more…
This section contains additional tools for teaching program activities as well as resources for the Screen Smart! Challenge Week. You will also find links to learn more information about healthy lifestyles and the effects of time spent in front of screens.