AGE 7–8Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Device-Free Moments (UK)

Why is it important to have device-free moments in our lives?

Technology use isn't always a distraction, but there are definitely times when it's best to keep devices away. Help learners understand when it's appropriate to use technology and when it's not -- and practise making family rules for device-free time at home.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Recognise the ways in which digital devices can be distracting.
  • Identify how they feel when others are distracted by their devices.
  • Identify ideal device-free moments for themselves and others.
Key Vocabulary: attention  ·  concentration  ·  distraction
noticing someone or something as important
giving your full attention to a specific activity
something that keeps you from giving your full attention
Media Balance & Well-Being

Lesson Plan

40 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Family Device-Free Rules Handout
  • Pause & Think Moment Handout

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips