Finding a digital balance

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     Beekmantown CSD understands the many challenges facing parents raising children in the 21st Century. One of these challenges is finding an appropriate balance between screen time, sleep, family and friend time and time to just relax. We recognize this and as partners we will use our internet filtering software, called GoGuardian, to help families and students unplug. Starting today, all student accounts & chromebooks will be unable to browse the internet between the hours of 11:00 pm and 5:30 am. On weekends we will move the morning time to 6:30 am. This schedule will prevent all browsing using these devices and accounts. Our district is taking these steps to support good digital practices and to help your child to budget their time wisely to include proper rest time so they can function at their best.
 
We also realize that your child’s chromebook is only one potential distraction. It is quite often the case that there are other devices and distractions within the household. We have provided some links below to assist parents and caregivers:
 
https://www.webwise.ie/parents/screen-time-advice-for-parents/
 
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/screentime-bigkids.html
 
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