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Cybersafety - 1:1 iPad Program

Ideas for parents to help children use the Internet safely and responsibly

Guided Access on the iPad

Guided Access is a brilliant tool to lock an iPad to a single app. This YouTube video demonstrates how to set it. It also shows how to use the function to lock a child to a single website.

Cybersafety advice and Help for Parents: Cybersmart

Queensland Government website containing a wealth of ideas, including the Parents' Guide to Online Safety, which a downloadable e-book (free).

How to Block Access to Adult Content & Websites on iPhone & iPad

Apple has long included various means of placing parental controls and filtering for content available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Recent iOS updates have also included simple method of blocking web-based adult content and material in Safari.

Forest Lake State School

The booklet 'Required iPad Settings' gives instructions on how to enable settings appropriate for home and school use.

Worried about Students Searching the Web Safely? 8 Safe Search Engines for Kids

Special Purpose Search Engines Perfect for Young Students.
It is inevitable that today's students are going to use Internet search engines as part of assigned school work. But the Internet is not without its share of safety issues and content that is inappropriate for younger students. Consider using one of these search engines designed for child use.

Internet Safety: Rules of the Road for Kids

When we were growing up, a permanent record was something your school kept. Now, our kids create lasting records of their lives whenever they post something online. In a world where anything can be copied, pasted, altered and distributed in the blink of an eye to a vast invisible audience, kids must understand that they hold the key to what kind of reputation they create for themselves.

How to Block Access to Adult Content & Websites on iPhone & iPad

Apple has long included various means of placing parental controls and filtering for content available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but up until recent iOS updates there was not a simple method of blocking web-based adult content and material in Safari.