Technology Awareness Month

Letter to Parents - February 24, 2022 - click here

Family Crisis – Too Much Technology - March 1, 2022 -
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Article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/
The Documentary: https://www.childhood2movie.com/

Dangerous Content:  Pornography, Sexting, & Predators - March 8, 2022 - click here
Integrity Restored – www.integrityrestored.com–Resources to help individuals or families impacted by pornography or pornography addiction.
American Psychological Association – www.apa.org/topics -Resources listed by topic ranging from depression to children and media.
Protect Young Eyes – www.protectyoungeyes.com-Resources for parents to help protect children from today’s technology dangers.
Bark’s 12 Most Dangerous Apps (explained) - https://www.bark.us/blog/dangerous-apps-kids/-Explanations and details on why each of the 12 apps are considered dangerous to children.

Digital Protection:  How to Improve Safety on Your Child’s Device - March 15, 2022 - click here
Faith and Safety Website – www.faithandsafety.org – A resource site on the safe use of technology from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Protect Young Eyes – www.protectyoungeyes.com – Resources for parents to help protect children from today’s technology dangers.
Bark – www.bark.us – Subscription based technology monitoring program for parents.
Gabb Wirelsss – www.gabbwireless.com – A company that built smart phones and smart watches for children with safety features already built-in to the device.  A safer option for elementary and middle school children.
Gryphon Routers – www.gryphonconnect.com -  A home router with great parental controls to protect children’s devices.
Documentary – www.thesocialdilemma.com - The Social Dilemma is a documentary about the dangers of today’s technology and how many tech companies operate.

Tech Free Challenge:  A Break from Technology - March 22, 2022 - click here

Moderating Technology Every Day:  Too Much Technology, Now What? - March 29, 2022 - click here
Wait Until 8th:  www.waituntil8th.org- This is a pledge program that you could encourage parents within your child’s friend group to participate in or bring to your child’s school.
Family Media Plan:  AAP Media Plan– This is a planning tool offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help create a family media plan.
Center for Humane Technology:  www.humanetech.com– This organization is working to encourage lawmakers to take actions and create laws that will protect children from online harm.
Tech Talk Tuesdays:  Tech Talk Tuesdays– This link will allow you to sign up for Tech Talk Tuesdays hosted by Doctor & Filmmaker, Delaney Ruston MD.  This can continue your Tech learning every Tuesday directly to your inbox.