Category: Social Media

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/

Generation Z and Social Media

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What’s it like to be a teenager these days, growing up surrounded by technology and participating in social media?  Sixteen-year-old Cole offers some insights.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/08/17/generation-z-and-social-media/

Is your child ready for a smart phone?

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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/

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/

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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