Parents and Technology

 

 

Tools and tips for SLV families managing children and their technology. 

 

  • Managing Technology - Tips for the first generation of parents raising children that never knew the world without the internet in the palm of their hands.
  • Technology Tools - Technology to manage technology.
  • Common Sense Media - Highly recommended site of information, reviews, and resources for parents.
  • Chromebooks - Important tips setting them up, family contracts and current models.
  • Smart Phones - Is your child ready for a smartphone? Family contracts, managing phones, why they're important.
  • Online Safety - Basic information with links to further details.
 
Other Resources
 
Books
 
 
Online Resources
 
  • CyberWise.org - Information for parents of tweens and teens
  • Internet Safety 101 - Helpful parent guides.
  • Common Sense Media's Family Engagement Resources. (Our students learn about common sense digital citizenship at school.)
  • Tech Talk Tuesday Blog - Thoughtful discussions to have with your tween/teen - Addiction, Bullying, Social Media, Cell Phones, College, Distraction, Digital Citizenship, Health, Mental Health, Homework, Monitoring, Parenting, Pornography, Sexting, Privacy, Rules, Screen time, Self Control, Video Games, etc.
 
Online Newsletters
 

Signup for weekly e-newsletters that provide ongoing parenting ideas in this information age.

  • Common sense in your inbox - Plugged-In Parent Weekly, Kids in Context Weekly, #DeviceFreeDinner
  • Screenagers - Tech Talk Tuesday Weekly newsletter/ideas - Conversation starters about social media, video game use, tech tips, research & more