Draper Wellness is a community coalition focused on providing wellness education and resources.
This page is updated quarterly with an area of focus and resources. If you have any needs or suggestions to better support the community in the area of health and wellness, contact us via email at email@example.com.
Please visit our coalition partners' websites via the linked buttons at the bottom of this page for information about their programs and events.
Every year in October, all schools in Canyons District celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, which was started to help students stay safe as they navigate the online world. Special lessons are taught in class and during morning announcements featuring tips on cyberbullying, online privacy and safety. Yes, the Internet is a valuable tool for learning. It’s also where we go to make and keep social connections. But children need guidelines for using technology.
However, it's not only kids who benefit from good digital citizenship. In a recent survey by Pew Research Center, 31% of U.S. adults now report that they go online “almost constantly,” up from 21% in 2015, and 48% who say they go online several times a day. Wellness impacts linked to significant amounts of time online include depression, anxiety, irritability, and sleep deprivation. Online interactions can also lead to public safety concerns such as harassment and theft.
See below for tips on what it means to be a good digital citizen, and links to additional resources.