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Jul 07

Parents’ Guide to Technology – Safer Internet Centre

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Courtesy of Safer Internet Centre In the parents’ sessions we run in schools, we get a lot of questions about particular devices that children are using or asking for. This guide has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with …

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Jun 16

VPN – Information

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A VPN (virtual private network) is usually hosted securely on another network, such as the internet, to provide connectivity. VPNs are often used when working on secure information held by a company or organisation.

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Feb 23

Free Apple apps for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 8


Find out which apps you get for free from Apple when you upgrade to iOS 8 or buy a new device with iOS 8. To qualify for these free apps, you need a device that was activated or purchased on or after September 1, 2013. Full instructions can be found here.

Feb 03

OurPact App – Parental Control and Screen Time Management


OurPact is a breakthrough parental control app that harnesses the power of Internet and Application blocking in order to teach children proper device use and responsibility. Our parental control solution gives parents the ability to manage their child’s screen time throughout the day. Parents can enforce bedtime, set dinnertime, manage study time and schedule family …

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Feb 03

BACKING UP – How to back up your devices using iCloud or iTunes


If you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll have a copy of your information to use if your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. Backups let you transfer data from your last device to your new one. Full Instructions -

Feb 03

PASSCODES – Use a passcode with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to set, use, and change a passcode on your iOS device. Set a passcode on your iOS device to help protect your data. Each time you turn on or wake your device, you’ll need to unlock it with your passcode. If your device supports Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint instead of a passcode. Full …

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Nov 16

INTERNET FILTERS – How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.

Courtesy of SWGFL. The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your …

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Sep 21

How to set up a School email account on your iPad.

Students will need to set up their school email account on their iPad to receive emails from their teachers. These emails will also alert them of homework being set via firefly, as well as being able to contact teachers for additional support or questions. Please note that in order to set up emails, students must …

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Sep 13

Create an iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store account without a credit card or other payment method

Learn what to do if you don’t want to associate a payment method with your iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store accounts. Download the help sheet below. No Payment Method  

Jun 22

iOS: Understanding iBeacon

Learn how iBeacon works with your iOS 7 or later device (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) to determine your location. iBeacon is a new technology that extends Location Services in iOS. Your iOS device can alert apps when you approach or leave a location with an iBeacon. In addition to monitoring location, an app can estimate your …

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