Category: Family Conversations

What Do Students Need to Know About Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship?

The important topics of Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship are covered in this online course created by Atomic Learning. This course is best suited for 6th-12th grade students. If you would like elementary resources on the topic, do not hesitate to contact me (mcbreen_joseph@svvsd.org). Go to https://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/internet-safety-digital-citizenship-training and enter your St. Vrain parent username and password (username …

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Teens and Tech: A New Landscape

Understanding how teens communicate and interact can be a challenge for parents. The constant texting, pinning, posting, liking and scrolling through that variety of apps and social media have changed the way teens interact. As parents we need to be a resource for our children in this digital world. It is important that we ask questions, …

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Device Usage

I encourage parents to have conversations with their children about how they spend their time on devices. Here is a quick way to check how a student is using a device. Open Settings Select Battery Click on the Clock icon (* this will only appear in iOS 9) See how many minutes an app is used

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Parents Discuss iPads at Coal Ridge Middle School

Parents at Coal Ridge Middle School had an opportunity to answer these questions at Open House; What have you been most impressed with regarding your student’s use of technology? In what ways has school changed since you were a child?

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5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

It seems Star Wars is everywhere and the folks at Common Sense Media recently shared five conversations families may want to have with their children: What role does violence play in the story? Do scenes of explosions and space battles affect you differently from those of close-up, one-on-one duels and killings? Why do you think that is? And what makes …

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