APL Live Session Summary: Student Privacy and Safety with iPad

APL Live Session Summary: Student Privacy and Safety with iPad

Student and Teacher safety is a central to ensuring an effective device strategy in any school. Apple iPad embrace this value with an array of built in systems that promote safe learning environments and efficient school-wide management.

This post recaps sessions run by Julia Parker (@julianz) from Auckland New Zealand and Matt Richards (@M-RichardsAPLS_Adelaide) from Adelaide, South Australia - as part of the APL live event (Aus/NZ). These sessions focused on student privacy and safety when using iPads in a learning environment. We explored various features to achieve this.

⚙️ Apple IDs: We explored two approaches to AppleIDs for a school environment

🔐 Privacy Settings: Participants explored family-controlled privacy settings for student Apple IDs.

Focus: Matt demonstrated setting a Focus mode with a specific app homepage to help students stay on track. (More on Focus: Apple Focus Guide: https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/ipad/ipad2789d162/ipados)

🚶‍♂️Accessibility Shortcut: Julia showcased setting up an Accessibility Shortcut to suggest helpful features like dictation and text-to-speech. (More info: Apple Accessibility Assistant Guide: https://education.apple.com/resource/250011695)

🦺 Safe Browsing: We explored the built-in safe browsing features in Safari

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