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More information, articles, and tips as support material for Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
From Common Sense Education: Five Family Tips on Balancing Your Media Life
From the Center for Disease Control: Healthy Youth - Mental Health page
From the Canadian Medical Association Journal: Smartphones, social media use and youth mental health
From Common Sense Media: How to Help Teens Manage the Effects of Social Media on Their Mental Health: 4 tips for families on balancing the risks and rewards of online communities
From Common Sense Media: 4 Conversations to Have with Older Kids and Teens About Their Screen Time Habits
Get ready now for summer reading opportunities!
AudiobookSYNC13+ This program is aimed at teens ages 13 and older, it offers a pair of electronic audiobooks every week from April 28th through August 17th. Register with an email address on the AudioSYNC website, then access and download the titles using SORA! The first pair of books available April 28th are: Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda and Four Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Once you download a title, you have it forever.
Anchorage Public Library Summer Discovery Program
The kick-off event, Reading Rendezvous, will be held at the Loussac Library on May 14th from noon to 4pm. However, students may participate in the competition in person or virtually. Reading logs will be available on the Summer Discover website in May.
SORA - books, magazines, and audio
Students can read or listen to ebooks, e-audiobooks, and now magazines in SORA. The SORA app is a free download for mobile devices and students use their regular district credentials to create an account. SORA is also available as a website on laptops and Chromebooks. Want help setting up your account? Directions with screenshots are available.