HMS Technology Guidelines

We are continuing to maintain our guidelines implemented last year and not allow the use of personal communication devices in our building during the school day.  This policy was communicated out via SchoolConnects at the beginning of the year.  You may also view our guidelines by clicking the link below.  

HMS Personal Technology Guidelines

Technology Tools

We have been working with students and families here at HMS to educate our kids on the problems associated with technology and social media.  Listed below are some of the communications we have shared with our families along with some other useful links and tools.  Please let us know if you have questions or would like additional information

Family Tech Communication 4/28/17

Family Tech Update 5/2/17

Looking for More Information on the Addictive Nature of Technology?  Check out the Links Below:

Brain Hacking from CBS 60 Minutes

The Millennial Question with Simon Sinek

Useful Tools for Limiting Technology Access at Home:

unGlue App  - Great app to limit screen time with parental controls https://www.unglue.com/

OpenDNS - Family Internet Shield.  Includes free and inexpensive options to filter home internet. https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

More Resources

West Michigan Digital Forensics Unit -Useful videos on How to Set Up Parental Controls on Personal Devices

 

 

 

In Case You Missed our STK Meeting on September 19:

Here is a link to the presentation:  Kids and Technology Presentation

Here is the TED Talk we watched at the beginning: How to Raise Successful Kids Without Overparenting

Here is the LOOK UP video from the end of the meeting: LOOK UP

Please feel free to share this, and let us know if you have questions or would like help with anything!

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