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Health Education Curriculum Health Education I (7-8)
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Students will apply practical knowledge and skills to develop lifelong behaviors for personal and community well-being.

Standard HI.SDP.3:

Investigate the effects of media and technology on mental, emotional, physical, and social health (for example, dopamine levels, sleep).
  • Cyber-Bullying: What To Do
    Students will learn what cyber-bullying is, the consequences of it, and how to handle a cyber-bullying situation effectively.

    Activities are provided which take students through real-life situations. They have the opportunity to evaluate how they might feel and how they would act in certain situations.

  • Potential Internet Addictions
    Understanding how to recognize potential dangers on the Internet can help students lead healthier lives. A student who spends disproportionate hours on the Internet is at risk of addiction. Areas of potential addiction include (but are not limited to) social networking addiction, gaming addiction, shopping addiction, gambling addiction and pornography addiction.
  • Violence in the Media
    In small groups, students will define violence and discuss different examples of violence in the media. Each group will then share its definition and examples with the class, the teacher will then conduct the activity: "Taking a Stand on Media Violence". After the activity, the small groups will then discuss different ways of dealing with violence in the media and share ideas with the class.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Jodi  Parker and see the Health Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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