Part A: Answer the following questions:
A) Describe how you feel and act when your mental health is thriving in the Green Zone?
-I feel relaxed and peaceful when I am in Green Zone. I think I try to do more things what the others want me to do when I am in Green Zone.
B) Describe the tech habits and strategies you use to keep you in the Green Zone.
-I try to use computer or any technology until 10p. m in weekdays. But when I am doing tech learning like these days, I have 1hour free time to do social medias after doing all my homework. I try to keep this habit everyday.
Part B: You are going to write a Mental Health ‘How to Guide’ for 6th Graders who are new to tech use. For some, it’s the first time they get a smartphone. For others, it’s their first laptop. You may also write this for “Future you” if you currently don’t use much tech, but may start in the future.
1) What do they need to be mindful of with regards to gaming and/or social media use? What advice can you give about popular apps (like WeChat) or certain ‘addictive’ games? (Use what you know about the positives and negatives of gaming/social media use and how they can affect the brain and mental health).
-Firstly they should know that games and social media is very easy to get addictive. They might get addictive even before they know that they are addictive. When you get addictive, you will feel hard to concentrate and can only think of that when you go to sleep of at school. This can affect your health and your sleep. I could give advice that it would be better to use any technology in limited time. If there is no limited time, you would do it like every time. I also recommand not putting your technology beside you when you are sleeping. You might check time and see the notification up and that’s when you start chatting with friends..
2) What are some good tech habits to stay in the thriving Green Zone of Mental Health?
-Using technology in limited time and not puttinf the technology near me.
3) Describe some strategies they could use if their mental health becomes unsettled or if they start to struggle in the Yellow or Orange Zone? Explain how or why these strategies can help them get back to the Green Zone.
-I think actually nor using phone for a while is the most best solution because you don’t get to access to social medias and gaming. I think mental health getting unsettled is caused because of the technology. Playing with real friends and socialising can feel much better than talking to person that you don’t even know. Real friends can also help about this mental health problems. They could also give you advice or keep you from not doing technology.