Category Archive: The New Digital World

Feb 03

Information Literacy: Raising Media-Savvy Kids

According to a study by the Stanford History Group, over 80% of students are unable to “distinguish between…’sponsored content’ and a real news story on a website” (Shellenbarger, 2016). Because anyone with a phone can create and publish content online, how can we help our kids critically evaluate information?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/02/03/news-literacy-how-to-spot-fake-news/

Aug 05

Introducing a great resource for parents – Common Sense Media

This is an appropriate time of year to remind parents of the helpful resources provided by the Common Sense Media organization. Common Sense is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students and parents to thrive in a world of media and technology. Topics include: Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) Screen time Online …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2016/08/05/cs/

Apr 28

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/2016/04/28/five-simple-steps-to-a-healthy-media-diet/

Mar 21

Do You Know How to Stay Safe Online? (A Free Event)

Do you know how to stay safe online? Attend Safe Shelter of St. Vrain’s FREE evening training for Youth, Parents and Educators – Thursday, April 14 (6-9 PM). Register for the Event For more information click here.   Evening Flyer Eng_Esp FINAL Evening Flyer Eng_Esp FINAL

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2016/03/21/safe/

Mar 01

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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