Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week – 12/17/2015

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digital_citizenship-certified_school-medAs we roll into the holiday season and prepare to spend quality time with our family’s, it’s really easy for media and technology to overstay their welcome.  Here are a few tips to help you and your family over the holiday vacation.

  • Create screen-free zones. Keep certain areas (bedrooms, for example) and times (such as dinner) off-limits to phones, tablets, TVs, and other devices so they’re reserved for rest and family time.
  • Cut down on multitasking during homework.  Little distractions can add up to big misses on the algebra test.
  • Set limits. Everyone needs to disengage from their devices — adults included. But without someone to draw the line, tweens and teens may be tempted to text late into the night or play video games ’til they look like zombies. Establish appropriate boundaries and make sure you enforce them.

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Take a moment to read about the 6 Resolutions Every Family With Tweens and Teens Should Make in 2016. and we look forward to being here during your holiday vacation and of course when you return.

Happy Holidays

 

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