Tips for Monitoring Devices

Managing School iPads & Chromebooks at Home

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Despite all of the amazing benefits technology can offer, we recognize that the addition of 1:1 devices can also be a difficult thing to manage at home. Here are a few suggestions, tools, and tips that may help with limit setting on your student's school iPad, reduce distractions, and alleviate stress. Some suggestions are iPad specific but many would apply to Chromebooks as well.

Internet & Device Monitoring Tools

Free Tools & Suggestions:

Screen Time Feature in iPad Settings

The Screen Time feature in the iPad settings allows you to set limits on apps, websites, and more. Many students also like to set these limits themselves.

Click here to learn more.

Install a Filter on Your Home Wireless Network

One free home internet filter to explore is OpenDNS. They offer various levels of filtering. Click here to learn more about OpenDNS.
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A Few More Ideas

For more exploring, and to help you to determine what will work best for your family, take a look at this great information from Common Sense Media: Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls


Below are a few monitoring tools that your family could explore and purchase. These are not affiliated with the school and we do not promote one over the other.

1:1 iPad Family Resources

Visit the 1:1 iPad Family Resources website for more suggestion on managing and caring for the school iPad at home.

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The ISD632 Technology Team

If you have questions about managing your students school iPad at home, please contact your student's School Library Media Specialist or complete this form.


Contact information for your School Library Media Specialist can be found here.