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Technology & Kids

In today’s world, technology is unavoidable. It’s everywhere. Our children depend on it for their education, social interactions, and entertainment. As parents, we’re constantly trying to find that balance of allowing kids to stay socially connected and current with technology, while also making sure they’re not overusing it or engaging in risky behavior.

It can be very difficult to find the right balance when your child constantly wants to engage in things like gaming and social media. Since most parents didn’t grow up with this technology, it can be hard to see eye-to-eye with your child.

In the articles below, you’ll find tips on how to keep kids safe online and how to set rules and structure around appropriate technology usage.

 
 

Encouraging Your Child to Read
1. Use every opportunity to read. Read road signs, grocery items, cereal boxes, mail, or any everyday item that contains words.

2. Make time for reading every day. Choose a time when your child is alert but calm.

3. If your child is already reading share the reading. Have your child read to you and you read to the child.

4. Help your child sound out unknown words.

5. Ask your child questions as you read to check for comprehension.

6. Celebrate reading. Consider giving your child a book allowance. If you find a book of special interest, splurge.
Internet Safety
Internet Safety Strategies for Students and Parents
  • Place a home computer in an area where students can be easily monitored.
  • Caution students about giving out personal information.
  • Check websites your student visits by viewing the history, usually via a button located on the menu or tool bar.
  • Utilize parental control software that is installed on your computer system or often available from your internet service provider.
  • Research internet safety websites such as: Kids.gov; InternetSafety.com or netsmartz.org.
VIDEO: Online Safety Tips
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