Category: Setting Limits

Apr 16

Is your child ready for a smart phone?

picture of child holding smart phone

Devorah Heitner, founder of the blog, Raising Digital Natives, recently wrote this article: “Hold the Phone: 8 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready for a Phone.”

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/04/16/is-your-child-ready-for-a-smart-phone/

Mar 20

Talking to Kids about Technology Use

How we can be great models for our children, set limits collaboratively, and stay curious about the way kids are using technology?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/03/20/talking-to-kids-about-technology/

Dec 14

Screentime and Setting Healthy Limits

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their recommendations for screen time for children to move away from strict time limits and toward an expectation that families pay attention to the types and quality of media interactions that children are engaging in. Learn more about the recommendations and how to start this conversation with your family here.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/12/14/screentime-and-learning/

Dec 13

Five Simple Steps to a Healthy Media Diet

Here are Five Simple Steps to a Healthy Media Diet from Common Sense Media. Choose the good stuff Watch, listen and play together Walk the walk Keep a balance Watch the clock Click here to watch the video. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_healthy-media-diet-2016.mp4

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/12/13/five-simple-steps-to-a-healthy-media-diet/

Dec 11

Monitor? Or Mentor?

New technologies are changing our relationships with each other. As parents of digital natives, how can we help our kids navigate these new digital social environments? Should we monitor everything that they’re saying and sharing online?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/12/11/monitor-or-mentor/

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