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

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What Do Students Need to Know About Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship?

The important topics of Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship are covered in this online course created by Atomic Learning. This course is best suited for 6th-12th grade students. If you would like elementary resources on the topic, do not hesitate to contact me (

Go to and enter your St. Vrain parent username and password (username stvrain & password valley).


Digital Citizenship

Click here to learn more about Atomic Learning.

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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, stay informed and explore the digital world with our teens.

This video from Common Sense Media explains to parents about Teens and Tech: The New Landscape.

Teens and Tech: A New Landscape



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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.

  1. Open SettingsiOS step 1
  2. Select Battery
  3. Click on the Clock icon (* this will only appear in iOS 9)
  4. See how many minutes an app is used

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Parents Discuss iPads at Coal Ridge Middle School

Parents at Coal Ridge Middle School had an opportunity to answer these questions at Open House;

  1. What have you been most impressed with regarding your student’s use of technology?
  2. In what ways has school changed since you were a child?
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