Partnership For Success
It Takes A Village
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 preparing them for their futures. Redwood City School District is committed to working together with parents to provide safe and informed access for our students.
Ensuring students are accessing the Internet responsibly both at school and at home requires a combination of "over the shoulder" monitoring, periodically reviewing student Internet activity and educating students on the appropriate use of the Internet.
Resources for Home
Classroom blogs and other online media are powerful tools that open up communication between students, parents, and teachers. Please help with responsible use of online tools by reviewing the Common Sense media family tool kit and parent resources.
Resources for Learning
Google Classroom is a learning management system to help simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a 1:1 learning environment. Many Redwood City School District teachers use Google Classroom to send and receive student assignments in their classrooms.
Google Classroom Student Guide
Information About Screen Time
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
Information from around the web
- Article: "Five Myths and Truths About Kid's Internet Safety"
- Question: "How do I keep my kids on Safe Sites?"
- Question: "Are some types of screen time better than others?"
- NRP: "When It Comes To Kids, Is All Screen Time Equal?"
- Question: "How much screen time is ok for my kids?"