ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Roanoke City Public Schools is partnering with the Virginia Cooperative Extension to increase digital wellness among its students.
Rachel Burks, the family & consumer sciences SNAP education agent for VCE in Roanoke, defines digital wellness as finding the balance between using screens as tools and as entertainment.
The unprecedented nature of the 20-21 academic year means that more students are spending time using technology.
“It has really allowed us to continue doing the things we need to do in life,” Burks said. “We need to continue learning; we need to continue working; we need to continue connecting with people.”
However, she also recognized the dangers that come with too much time spent in front of a screen.
“Increased screen use is definitely