Next Generation Learning Initiative
Screen Time & Safety
How much time children spend using technology during the day is a concern for many parents. Recent studies have differentiated between active screen time and passive screen time but everyone agrees that setting expectations for overall screen time for children is important to providing a well rounded learning experience.
Common Sense Media's Screen Time Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics revises guidelines on screen time - Forbes Article
Dimitri Christakis is the director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute. He's also a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital and professor in the School of Medicine at University of Washington. In this video he explains how different forms of screen time affects kids and their ability to learn and develop.
With the advent of the Internet, social media and 24x7 information access, ensuring our students have the skills to safely and effectively navigate the web in and out of school is a critical component of the Forward Learning Plan. LVUSD is committed to working together with parents to provide safe and informed access for our students. Below are articles and resources for parents to learn more about managing family online safety in the modern world.
Question: How do I keep my kids on Safe Sites?
Web Filtering and Parental Controls
While the district uses a variety of tools on our networks to filter access to the internet and create a balanced environment where technology is used at appropriate times, we are unable to provide the same level of oversight/filtering at home. Click here for our recommendations on creating a safe environment at home.