Technology Tips for Parents
With the increasing use of technology in education, AUHSD is focused on providing our parents and students with information on staying safe while navigating the World Wide Web. It is important for our students to understand the responsibilities that come along with today's technology and their participation in making good ethical decisions while online.
AUHSD staff believes that a successful student is one who is supported at school by their teachers and at home by their parents. To ensure students are responsible and safe online at home, as they are at school, here are some suggested helpful resources to further support students.
- Family Device Contract
- Family Media Agreement
- Social Media Basics for Teens
- 18 Sites/Apps Beyond Facebook
Apple - Parent Controls
- Turning on Restrictions (Parental Control)
- Restricting In-App Purchases
- TinyFilter - Web filter that blocks adult websites. This is an extension that is added to the Chrome browser -https://goo.gl/TX4AVX
- Family Friendly – This is an app for the Chrome browser that can easily be added - https://goo.gl/Dsx7HJ
- Easy, Free Browser Filters - Common Sense Media - Make Internet Safer for your child - https://goo.gl/AFGeJ8
Set Up Parental Controls for Comcast
- Parents using Comcast/Xfinity WiFi at home can access this link to set up parental controls for the Internet. https://goo.gl/699eDd
Technology Use for Teens: What Does the Research Say?
- Schools Say No to Cellphones in Class. But is it a Smart Move?
- How To Keep Your Child Safe On Social Media
- Are Some Types of Screen Time Better Than Others?
- The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health (NPR)
- Brain Drain: Mere Presence of Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity
- Does Banning Classroom Tech Improve Engagement/Learning?
- Helping Students Do Research Online
- The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, & Sleep
- When To Let Your Child Use The Internet Independently
- Evaluating the Safety and Security of Kids’ Tech
- Homework Resources For High School Students
- Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences 2018
- Building Good Study Habits For Teenagers
- Screens, Teens and Psychological Well-Being