You may choose to set up Screen Time on your student’s iPad by going to the “Settings” app, then tapping “Screen Time.” Screen Time allows you to place limits on your student’s iPad, and it is secured by a passcode of your choice. If you enable Screen Time, you may want to share the passcode with your student’s teachers in case any limits prevent your student’s device from functioning normally during the school day.
In-School Web Filtering
While connected to the district’s Wi-Fi network, students are filtered through the district’s content filter.
At-Home Web Filtering Options
At home, students are limited from accessing adult content by the iPad’s built-in filtering capabilities that the district deploys before distributing devices to students. Similarly, district Chromebooks utilize Google SafeSearch, which filters explicit content from being accessed on the device when off campus. Common Sense Media recommends the free OpenDNS home filtering option, as it is free, easy to use, and customizable. For additional content filtering options, you may want to reach out to your internet provider, as most offer additional free options for families. As with all content filters, filtering cannot guarantee all adult or inappropriate content will be blocked. Modern web technologies make it difficult to inspect content and the sheer volume of content on the Internet makes cataloging it extremely difficult for all vendors of such technologies. For additional guidance, please visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/parents-ultimate-guide-to-parental-controls.