Family Technology Resources
Resources for the Digital Age Program
Digital Family Technology Guide
Watch this video regarding topics such as protecting student privacy, digital citizenship, and accessibility. Plus, the ePub offers fun activities for families to channel their inner creativity and get to know some of the features on the iPad.
Parental Controls on Your Student's iPad
With Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time, you can block or limit specific apps and features on your child's device. And restrict the settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for explicit content, purchases and downloads, and privacy. Learn more about Parental Controls from Apple.
Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for learning about technology in education
The Federal Trade Commission has some great information on how to talk to your kids about technology
Create a Technology Plan guided by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Gaggle In Our Secondary Schools
Gaggle provides safe, online learning solutions. D.C. Everest uses Gaggle to ensure the safety and well-being of students and schools, so our teachers can focus on education. Gaggle offers insights and analytics on violations and incidents when students use school-provided communication and collaboration tools such as email, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Lightspeed Filtering for All Students
Lightspeed filters internet traffic in order to block inappropriate web content on school devices — both on and off campus.
Tips for Success
Create a Plan
Together, families can address how to have a healthy relationship with technology and positive Internet usage. Student iPads are an opportunity for the entire family to participate in digital learning experiences.
It is important to create a plan with your student when, where, why, and how he/she can access the iPad. Set up a charging station in a common area of the home or in the parent or guardian’s bedroom to monitor use of technology when at home.
- Know your student’s passcodes and passwords
- Limit screen time for entertainment usage
- Discuss appropriate use of social media and review his/her iPad regularly
Talk With Your Student
Having conversations with your student about how he/she is using technology in the classroom will not only help you better understand today’s learning environment, but also provide you with an opportunity to engage with your learner.
Chances are, your student is excited to share how technology is being used and wants to showcase what he/she is learning. Likewise, he/she may have some concerns about how technology is being used in the classroom, which is also important information for parents to know.
These conversations give your student an opportunity to “be the teacher” and share what they know with you.