Category: Family Conversations

7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting

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The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) offers a toolkit for families that describes seven steps on the journey of parenting in a digital age.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/10/21/7-steps-to-good-digital-parenting/

Media Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Media and digital devices are an integral part of our world today. This article from the American Academy of Pediatrics contains tips to help parents promote healthy digital habits for their children and teens.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/09/14/media-recommendations-from-the-american-academy-of-pediatrics/

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/

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