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Internet Filtering & Parental Controls


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.