Tools | Articles | Handouts
- Common Sense Media Reviews - find over 32,000 age-appropriate movies, books, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music
- Parent Concerns Page at Common Sense Media
- Family Media Agreements: English | Spanish
- Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
- Why the Best Parental Control Is You
- How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids
- Help Tweens and Teens Clean Up Their Feeds
- New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It
- 5 Questions Teachers Wish You Would Ask Them About Screen Time, Tech, and Internet Privacy
- What's the right age for parents to get their kids a cell phone?
- 8 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready For a Phone
- Videogame Developers Are Making It Harder to Stop Playing
- How (and When) to Limit Kids' Tech Use
Internet Filtering & Parental Controls
- Testing Apple Screen Time Controls
- Do You Really Know What Your Kid's Doing on That Device?
- Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls
- Parental control software review
- Google Gives Parents Greater Powers
- Easy, Free Browser Hacks to Make the Internet Safer for Your Kid
- Use Restrictions on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
DPS List of Online Resources/Databases
- DPS LION Databases (DPS Parents only) - All parents of Denver Public School students have free home access to over 35 digital resources that can aid student and family development. To access most of these resources, the student’s school ID number will be required.
- Overdrive - borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the DPS school collection
On screen time - Recommendations
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Parents should set a “screen-free” zone at home and make sure there are no TVs, computers or video games in the children’s bedroom. Ages 3-18 should have one to two hours of screen time per day. For children younger than 18 months, use of screen media other than video-chatting should be discouraged.
- Common Sense Media: There’s no “magic number that is just right.” Pay attention to how children act during and after screen time. Check if they are using high-quality, age-appropriate media. If there’s too much screen time in the home, set weekly screen-time limits and guidelines.
- 6 Questions Before Buying Your Kid a Cell Phone (Spanish)
- Screenagers (there is a cost to show at school)
- How to Control What Your Kid Can Do on the iPhone