Jennifer Mccartney

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Q&A with Dr. Devorah Heitner

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St. Vrain Valley Schools recently partnered with Dr. Devorah Heitner to host a conversation on the challenges and opportunities facing our students, parents, and educators around technology use. Attendees were invited to submit questions for Dr. Heitner, but limited time prevented us from addressing them all. Read on to see the questions submitted along with responses created in partnership with Dr. Heitner.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/04/15/qa-with-dr-devorah-heitner/

Tech Use and Teen Well-Being

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Conflicting headlines on screen time have increased in recent years and can fuel anxiety among parents and educators. How much screen time is too much? Is technology use related to negative effects on health and well-being?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/02/19/tech-teen-well-being/

Save the Date!

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Supporting and mentoring kids in the digital age is a community effort. Join St. Vrain Valley Schools and Dr. Devorah Heitner the evening of March 12th as we partner together to host a family engagement night for parents of current and incoming middle school students.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/01/16/save-the-date/

Conversations for a Lifetime

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This holiday season, consider preserving memories and oral stories of beloved family members through digital recordings.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/12/21/conversations-for-a-lifetime/

Screen Time: Apple Releases New Parental Control Tools

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Screen Time, a new feature of iOS 12,  can inform parents how much time they and their kids spend on apps, websites, and more on their iPads and other Apple devices. Parents can make more informed decisions about how their children use their devices and set limits if they’d like.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/10/19/screen-time-apple-releases-new-parental-control-tools/

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