Tips for parents
You don’t need good computer skills to help your child learn to use their iPad. Your interest and encouragement are more important than computer literacy.
Encourage your child to keep their iPad in its protective bubble case. Don’t put heavy books on top of the iPad when it is in the schoolbag or on a desk.The Leased iPad will come with a one off iTunes Gift card. This can be used to download the applications required by the school. Students will be able to customise their iPad by purchasing additional applications, movies and music at their own cost. Parents should keep control of the password required to download any other free or purchased applications.Remind your child to recharge the iPad overnight to ensure it is ready for each school day.Supervise use at home by ensuring iPads are used in family areas rather than bedrooms.Consider setting screen time limits to avoid overuse.Talk to your teacher or the Principal if any issues arise.
A number of resources are available to Teachers and Parents to highlight safe and responsible use of the internet as part of the learning and teaching program as well as at home. see: Cyber Smart