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Digital boundaries

At times, we all spend too much time online which can impact us in a negative way. These resources will encourage your class to think about setting digital boundaries and why that is important.

Learning intentions

  • Consider the importance of healthy digital boundaries
  • Discuss solutions to sleep disruption.
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Junior cycle

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40 mins

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Minding myself and others

Louise's story

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Louise finds it difficult to switch off , even though she needs a break from her devices.
Watch this scenario in class and ask students to discuss Louise's story, write down reflections or answer questions from the Think tank worksheet below.

I'm just tired and can't sleep


This animation was developed for Jigsaw by students in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
After watching this video in class discuss solutions to lack of sleep or write down a reflection using the writing prompt below.

Writing prompt

Here are some writing prompt questions for your class after watching 'I'm just tired and I can't sleep' video.
Is it hard for me to fall asleep almost every night?
Do I feel more restless during the day and wide awake at night?
How can I practice a good routine before sleep?

Further reading for your students
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Sleep and mental health

Regular long stretches of undisturbed sleep is essential for our mental health and wellbeing.
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Ask Jigsaw: Sleeping is almost impossible

Sleeping is almost impossible. The thought of sleep scares me, I sometimes get anxious if I will be able to sleep at night.
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Time spent online

Time spent online and on social media is often regarded as negative, but is this true?