At SGS, we believe it's important for parents to stay engaged and up-to-date on the latest technology trends and applications among todays youth.
On the left column, we have rated today's trending applications among our students and families on the basis of privacy, safety, and content and work with parents to determine which applications might be best for their children. Keep in mind, COPPA laws indicate children under the age of 13 should not have a personal social media account(s).
Please be sure to visit our downloadables page for access to our Parenting Guides and Toolkits on all things social and digital media!
We know screen time is having a huge impact on our children's social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. We encourage parents to help their children be intentional when it comes to time spent behind their devices. Below you'll find resources on how to set up screen time limitations on your devices.
iOS 12.2 Apple Screen Time
Android 9 Digital Wellbeing
Setting up Apple Screen Time on an iPad
Setting up Apple Screen Time on a iPhone
Setting up Android Digital Wellbeing
While monitoring the impact screen time can have on an invididual it is also important to recongize what is on the screen. By reporting nude or sexually-exploitive images or videos seen online to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline you can request for assistance in removing the content. There are also resources to report the content to the site or app it is on. For specific instructions regarding removal of inapporiate content of you or someone else, locate the app guide here.