Devices in the Home
Charging iPads & Devices at Night
Please remind your child to charge their iPad every night! We recommend charging them in a common room like the kitchen, or even the parent's bedroom. Children should not have the device in their room with them at night.
Studies, like this one from Harvard
, have shown that the blue light from screens before bedtime can be disruptive to the sleep cycle. In order to combat this disruption to sleep, companies have created a night shift setting
for viewing devices in the evening which reduces blue light. Here are the instructions for iPhone
Lastly, did you know there is a 'do not disturb
' setting for your cell phone? This setting turns off annoying notifications during night hours, but repeated calls can still come through. Here are the instructions for iPhone
. Parental Control Devices
Not all screen time is created equal! Video chatting with family or using the device as a creative outlet can be beneficial. Some time on games can be therapeutic and may help children unwind. However, we also want to empower you to be able to monitor what your kids are doing. Here are some recommendations for parental control devices:Mobicip
- gives you control over phones, tablets, and computers.
Circle by Disney-
Manage all devices on your home wifi and filters content by age level. You can also set time limits on devices and 'pause' the Internet.
Circle with Disney
by Circle Media Inc
Wireless Phone Accessory
List Price: $99.00
Our Price: $98.99
Follow the St. Stephen's Facebook Page
for updates and notifications when we live stream events. We discussed how hashtags are used across different social media platforms. Did you know our upcoming gala has a hashtag you can follow and use to contribute your photos of the event? Check out #SSEDSgala Instagram
for more info!
On Twitter, our faculty shared their activities from 'Read Across America' week. Laura Numeroff, author of the If you Give A... (Mouse a Cookie, Pig a Pancake, Moose a Muffin, etc.) series responded back to Mrs. Lafont! You can also follow our school hashtag on Twitter: #sseds