All use of technology by students at St Leonard’s is bound by the ‘Student Electronic Device Code of Conduct‘ and ‘Agreed standards for student use of technology‘. The use of iPads or other devices in class will be actively monitored by teachers. Misuse of an iPad will be treated the same as any other distracting activity and normal classroom discipline rules will apply. The Internet at St Leonard’s College is also filtered to block any inappropriate content.

There are also Internet filtering approaches you can use at home. Some of these are:

  • iPad – You can enable and adjust ‘Screen Time’ on iPads to prevent access to specific features or content on the device. Locate these settings by tapping Settings > Screen Time. More information can be found here.
  • MAC – You can use Parental Controls in Mac OS X to help prevent user accounts from accessing inappropriate content on Internet websites. Learn more here.
  • PC – Microsoft family features provides numerous tools to keep tabs on children’s Windows computer activities. Learn more here.
  • Device Internet filtering: Many home wireless Internet routers now provide the capacity to impose various limits on a per device basis. Please review your home routers capabilities in this regard.

Further to the above it is possible to introduce filtering for certain time periods on Macs and PCs. For example the following programs:

Self Control – https://selfcontrolapp.com for Mac
or
Cold Turkey – https://getcoldturkey.com for Windows
Both let a user block an array of sites for a certain period of time. Once they start a timer their computer cannot access the sites they have chosen to block. Everything else works. When the timer is done all is back to normal.