Tools | Articles | Handouts
- Common Sense Media Reviews - find over 30,000 age-appropriate movies, books, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music
- Parent Blog at Common Sense Media (subscribe to the CSM newsletter to get helpful parent tips weekly in your email)
- Social Media Hub & Advice from Common Sense Media
- Parent Concerns Page at Common Sense Media
- Family Media Agreements: English | Spanish
- Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
- Parent Guide to Instagram
- 17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
- Why the Best Parental Control Is You
- Apps Stirring Up Trouble in Schools
- 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
- 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
- The Evolution of Monitoring
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.