I forgot my phone.

Explain the importance of a balanced lifestyle with respect to technology use.
This is one of the outcomes for year six taken from the E Safeguarding strand of our Computing scheme of work. This video provides a great basis for discussion regarding the overuse of technology.

This leads to a number of questions. Who has a phone? What do they use it for? Do they look at it in bed when they should be asleep? Where do you take it? Do parents (and teachers) overuse their phones? This leads to discussions about a balanced lifestyle but this film is also a great starting point for children creating their own films. Let us know if you’ve used the film in your school. Please contact us for more information about our scheme of work .

Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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