Riverside School PTA Wellness Committee 2023/ 2024

Bringing awareness to Digital & Mental/ Emotional Wellness


This year we hope to spark some conversations amongst parents, with teachers, and most of all with our children about how we use technology as a tool, and how we protect ourselves from the dangers inherent in it. We will also attempt to bring tools and conversation about our mental wellbeing in an effort to reduce stigmas and help each other to find ways to reach out and reduce feelings of shame, isolation, and anxiety.


Here you will find some resources to help you get started, please reach out to Dianna Kassen and Kim Kois at riversideschoolwellness@gmail.com with ideas, suggestions and how to get more involved or even just to have a conversation!



Resources for Parents on Digital/ Tech Wellness:





Creating a Tech-Healthy Family: Ten Must-Have Conversations to Help You Worry Less and Connect More With Your Kids by Andrea Davis


Behind their Screens by Emily Weinstein




Guides and Tools to work with at home with your children or just to educate yourself:


Digital Safety Resources Tools for the Home


Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)


Family Engagement Toolkit


Family Media Agreement


a resource some schools are using to proactively work with digital wellness



Family Online Safety Institute


Parent’s guide to Cyberbullying



Resources for Parents on Mental & Emotional Wellness:


Permission to Feel, a book  by Marc Brackett (also offered on audible.com)


a resource many schools, including some local private schools, are using to proactively work with mental and emotional wellbeing


Breathe2Relax app


Headspace Guide to Meditation Netflix Trailer


TheCalm app and meditations







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