Digital Balance

Digital Balance
Improve your digital wellbeing and use technology in a meaningful way.
Recommended for years 10, 11 & 12.


Concepts Covered
Digital Balance

Technology can help us achieve amazing things, so why do we get stuck on social media? During the workshop, students explore the positive uses of technology on our wellbeing and take steps to improve our digital wellbeing through streamlining what our devices can do for us.

Key learnings:

  • Understand how technology use impacts physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Use technology to stay focussed, healthy and efficient in our work and study.
“The Digital Thumbprint program was well delivered. The students were engaged and the information was relevant. I highly recommend it to other schools.”
Sally Atkins
Miller Technology High School, NSW
Curriculum Aligned
  • Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564)​
  • Understand that people’s evaluations of texts are influenced by their value systems, the context and the purpose and mode of communication (ACELA1565)​
  • Refine vocabulary choices to discriminate between shades of meaning, with deliberate attention to the effect on audiences (ACELA1571)​
  • Analyse and explain how text structures, language features and visual features of texts and the context in which texts are experienced may influence audience response (ACELT1641) ​
  • Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812)​
  • Evaluate critically how student solutions and existing information systems and policies, take account of future risks and sustainability and provide opportunities for innovation and enterprise (ACTDIP042)
  • Create interactive solutions for sharing ideas and information online, taking into account safety, social contexts and legal responsibilities (ACTDIP043)
Health and Physical Education
  • Evaluate factors that shape identities and critically analyse how individuals impact ​the identities of others (ACPPS089)
  • Examine the impact of changes and transitions on relationships (ACPPS090)​
  • Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships (ACPPS093)​
  • Evaluate situations and propose appropriate emotional responses and then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses (ACPPS094) ​
  • Critically analyse and apply health information from a range of sources to health decisions and situations (ACPPS095)​
  • Critique behaviours and contextual factors that influence health and wellbeing of ​diverse communities (ACPPS098)​
Technology Year 9 & 10
  • 5.3.1- justifies responsible practices and ethical use of information and software technology
  • 5.3.2- acquires and manipulates data and information in an ethical manner
  • 5.4.1- analyses the effects of past, current and emerging information and software technologies on the individual and society
Communicating with ICT
  • Students present digital data and information effectively to a wide range of audiences for a variety of purposes. Students utilise digital tools to present critical perspectives and information in interesting and thought-provoking ways. They are aware when communicating with known and unknown audiences.
  • Students consider the ethical, social and cultural implications when Communicating with ICT. They consider the perspectives of other users and communicate with respect. They are responsible and ethical users of ICT.
Protecting with ICT
  • Students recognise and respect the views and perspectives of other users and comply with the responsible and ethical use of ICT. They apply appropriate protocols when using ICT to safely create, communicate or share information with known and unknown audiences.
  • Students identify current uses for and impacts of technology in society as well as recognising the rapidly evolving and dynamic nature of technology. They understand the ways in which technology is shaping the way society and workplaces function for example mobility, 24/7 access, global retailing and its possible implications for future use.
Register for Digital Balance
Digital Thumbprint is designed to run for 45-60 minutes and is delivered by our engaging facilitators at your school or online. For the most engaging experience, we recommend a workshop size of no more than 30 students.


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