Ms. Gladys Duran, Curriculum Support Specialist
Phone: 305-995-1778


According to Common Sense Media, smart phones, social media, video games, media and tech have become a huge part of our families' lives. Being constantly connected can affect schoolwork, relationships, and concentration. However, knowing the facts and setting boundaries can help us get the most from technology without letting it control us. Our School Board identified this topic as an area of concern at the June 21, 2017 School Board meeting and we are in the process of educating students, parents and employees. We recognize this is a growing issue that requires awareness and education so families can make the best decisions for their children. The Division of Student Services will be training Student Services professionals during the 2017 -2018 school year. Our goal is for our counselors to be aware of the signs involving digital addition and to be a resource for parents who share these concerns.

MDCPS Staff Resources

Employee Assistance Program

MDCPS Parent/Student Resources

Center for Internet and Technology Addiction

Common Sense Media

Internet Addiction: What Can Parents Do?

Net Addiction

Family Media Agreement

Middle School Media Agreement

High School Media Agreement

American Academy of Pediatrics - Family Media Use Plan