Category: Family Conversations

Setting Expectations for Technology Use at Home

St. Vrain Valley Schools provides each student an iPad for learning at school and at home. While a basic level of restrictions is set on all school devices, families are encouraged to set healthy limits for home use that meet their needs and align with their family values.

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At what age should my child get a smartphone?

teenage girls on phones

What age is the right age for a child to receive a smart phone? Dr. Devorah Heitner offers some suggestions for parents.

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Connecting with Families and Community at Leadership St. Vrain

Meeting with family and community at Leadership St. Vrain

We always appreciate the opportunity to connect with families and community at Leadership St. Vrain.

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2019 Research on Kids, Phones, and Media

students collaborating on iPads

Common Sense Media recently released findings from their 2019 census that surveyed parents and children about their media use. A representative sample of more than 1600 tweens and teens provides information on how much time kids are engaging with media and what activities they are engaged in.

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Maintaining Focus

In an age of constant dings, beeps, badges, and pop-ups, it’s easy to lose focus and wander down a rabbit hole of distraction. How can we help our children develop healthy habits and maintain focus amidst distractions?

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