Management @ Home

Screen Time

In this technology rich world in which we live, we believe that it is important to maintain a healthy balance between an active lifestyle and the use of technology.  We understand that iPads are powerful learning tools and we also understand that it can have a negative effect on relationships and social interaction if overused. 

It can be difficult for parents to know how much is too much.  There is no guideline for the right amount of time for children to spend online, however if their online behaviour appears to impact negatively on their behaviour or wellbeing, or that of the family, it may be time to discuss expectations, and establish online time limits. 

Tips

 

Understanding Restrictions - Parental Management 

          Apple Support: Restriction

 

Set Boundaries


Monitor

You can access here a ‘how to' about Guided Access created by Redlands College. 


Protect

 

Want to know more about keeping safe online?

 

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Parents/About%20the%20technology/Parental%20controls.aspx (Parent Controls)

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Parents.aspx

http://www.avg.com/ebooks/guide-for-parents#.VHuvJWccQdU

 

Some content and ideas gathered for this site from the sources Good Samaritan Fairy Meadows.URL:http://www.gsfmdow.catholic.edu.au/accessed 1/12/2014 and from the Redlands iPad Portal. URL:https://ipad.redlands.qld.edu.au/accessed 1/12/2014 with permission.