Category: Setting Limits

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?

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Thinking Differently About Digital Devices at Home

Conversations about the use of digital devices and the boundaries of screen time are important for families. Here are some great resources for thinking about digital devices as a family.

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Connecting with Intent: Privacy and Security Online

Creating a safe online environment for students is important to support their learning. What conversations can parents have to help students learn to protect their privacy and personal information? Learn more in this article.

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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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TVK8 Camp iPad for Parents recap & reminder

The October 13th Camp iPad for Parents event at Thunder Valley K8 was attended by many caring parents. They learned how the iPads were used in classrooms, provided with several tips & tricks, and given an opportunity to discuss several topics on their minds including how to monitor their child’s online behaviors, Schoology, and more. …

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