Due to their addictive nature, technology devices and social media
negatively affect the mental health and wellbeing of preteens.
Where and how can we bring up the conversation?
How might we spread awareness on this topic?
Together we concluded that a fun-filled engaging activity would best suit our audience because the packet is printable so that it does not defeat the purpose of cutting back on screen time. The packet includes the week's overview and a unique journal. The journal has sections where you can write, draw, rate the week, and more. This will allow preteens to enjoy trying the new benefits of more physical activity and healthier habits. We will be sharing our packet, summer screen time challenge and journal, with local grade schools, preteens, the screen time clinic website, and we will build from there. This activity-challenge packet is structured to motivate and inspire kids for changE
Meet Our team
The pandemic has significantly increased screen time, whether that be from sitting in front of a laptop for 8 hours a day with remote and online learning to being stuck at home in quarantine with nothing other to do than binge watch your favorite Netflix show.
Hi, my name is Olivia Angles and I am currently a senior at Notre Dame de Sion High School. I have participated in JV and Varsity basketball all four years. I am the leader of the Relax and Restore club. I have been an active member of the National Honors Society for two years.
I have a passion for giving back to and serving the community. Growing up, I have always enjoyed service opportunities and helping others. I come from a large family with 13 aunts and uncles on my dad’s side and 6 aunts and uncles on my mom’s. I am the fourth of five kids in my family, so I learned how to be adaptable and easy going from a young age.
My team has decided to dive into the negative effects of the mental health of young teens due to and stemming from social media and technology usage. I have witnessed this problem first hand many times and do not like how the results are showing through the health and wellness of our generation and the younger generation of kids. As someone who has dealt with the effects of poor mental health and social media related issues, I am an advocate. I know it is hard living in today’s day and age to just put it down. I am interested in this topic because I see examples every day of what needs to be done and what needs to change.
I hope to spread educational awareness as a student, sister, and friend. I want others to understand that mental health, physical health, and overall well-being is not something to shame but to embrace and grow from.
Mental Health in younger children is something we do not always talk about and we mainly focus on teenagers mental health. 70% of pre-teens are on social media and the effects are causing uprooting issues with depression, suicide, and anxiety. Being a teenager myself through this time is definitely challenging, and that is why I want to create a change. With everything now at our fingertips, we can see the world changing at any time.
Hello, I am Elise Stringer. I am currently a senior at Notre Dame de Sion High School. Joining the Impacts Program at Sion is something I have been very excited about because I am passionate, hardworking, motivated and have strong time management skills. I give everything my all and want to be the best version of myself in each thing I participate in. During my time at Sion I have been on the Tennis and Swim team for four years. I am a varsity swimmer and a JV tennis player. I am the president of true crime club and work at Barstow outside of school. Being self-motivated pushes me to get things done so I can see the final product of all the hard work I have put into something.I prioritize what needs to be done and see things through to the end like being hardworking and motivated.