We are having Digital Media Wellness conversation aimed at bringing awareness to cyber safety and apps as well as share resources to help support our community navigate through the world of social media. We will continually update this information. If you have additional resources that you would like to share regarding digital media wellness, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Prairie ISD does not endorse these apps or websites. We are simply offering them as resources to support your family in digital wellness.
Tools To Create a Safe Digital World For Your Child
Circle: Smart Family Controls
Managing your family’s connected devices is pretty much impossible, but not any more with Circle. A cinch to set up, Circle pairs with your home Wi-Fi and lets you manage every connected device on your network, both wireless and wired, without ever needing to put software on them.
This free app allows you to instantly lock and unlock your child’s Android device remotely from your own device so that you can enjoy more quality family time, or help your child focus on schoolwork or sleep.
Qustodio Parental Control
Qustodio software is available for Windows PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and Kindle devices and provides a comprehensive dashboard to help you monitor your child’s online activity. The free version allows you to keep tabs on your child’s web and search engine use, track her Facebook and Twitter logins, and set time controls.
AAP Media Plan – HealthyChildren.Org
Media should work for you & work within your family values & parenting style. By creating a Personalized Family Media Use Plan, you can be aware of when you are using media to achieve your purpose. This requires parents & users to think about what they want those purposes to be.
7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting (via Family Online Safety Institute)
Take Control of Your Phone (via Centre for Humane Technology)
Try these simple changes to live more intentionally with your devices right now.