Gadget Management for Parents

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Brandy

Photo of woman holding iPadA new school year has begun, and the smell of fresh tech is in the air! Many students have already received their school-issued iPad or notebook. For many parents, this is uncharted territory.

To help families set healthy boundaries for screen time, we are hosting a workshop this month, “Gadget Management for Parents.” It will be on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. We will explore parental controls for Apple and Android devices and learn about tools to evaluate apps and other media. To register, please call (573) 443-3161.

If this program doesn’t jive with your schedule, don’t forget that the library offers free online technology training through Lynda.com. You can learn more about parental restrictions by taking “iOS 10: iPhone and iPad Essential Training” or “Android Tips and Tricks. “

To access these online classes, please visit www.dbrl.org/lynda. You will need to login using your DBRL library card number. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, give us a call at (573) 443-3161 and we’ll be happy to guide you over the phone.

Author: Brandy

I am a librarian, technology trainer, gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, and connoisseur of fine children’s and young adult literature.