Category: Family Conversations

Keeping Up With App Trends

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There’s no shortage of social media, video-sharing, and homework-help apps that are popular with teens and tweens. And while it’s nearly impossible to keep up with every new app, it’s still important to know the specifics of what new or up-and-coming apps you might see.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/04/11/keeping-up-with-app-trends/

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/

Healthy Bedtime Routines

Sleep experts agree that teens need around nine hours of sleep a night, but by 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived. Should bedrooms be a no-phone zone? Read more for practical suggestions for teens and their families.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/01/15/healthy-bedtime-routines/

Hints for Balancing Tech Use Over the Holidays

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What’s topping your kids’ holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, Internet access, and games. Read more to learn how to balance family tech use over the holiday break.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/12/19/hints-for-balancing-tech-use-over-the-holidays/

Maintaining Tech Harmony at Home

In today’s digitally-fueled times, how might we teach our children to use technology in healthy ways and develop skills and habits that will help them be successful?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/09/19/tech-harmony-at-home/

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