Category Archive: Parents – How to guides

Jun 29

Introducing SnapMaps


As you will no doubt be aware, SnapChat is used regularly by many children and young people, and has recently launched a new feature. The feature, known as SnapMaps, allows users to see the location of their contacts. This enables others to accurately pinpoint where you are and as such has potential safeguarding concerns. If …

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Sep 07

iOS Accessibility – A wide range of features for a wide range of needs.


Intuitive by design, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch also come with assistive features that allow people with disabilities to experience the fun and function of iOS. With these innovative technologies built in, iOS devices become powerful and affordable assistive devices. Click on the images below for full details. If you wish to view the iOS 10 …

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Sep 07

Get Apple apps for free on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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You can download some Apple apps for free if you activated or purchased an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later on or after September 1, 2013. If you purchased a 32 GB or larger device with iOS 9 or later, these Apple apps are already installed: Pages Numbers Keynote iTunes U iMovie GarageBand* *To download GarageBand …

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Jul 21

Pokemon Go – Information for parents

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Since the Pokémon GO mobile game hit phones recently, parents around the world have been struck by the sight of players roaming parks, towns, and little-visited attractions. The game, which has been downloaded millions of times to iOS and Android phones, combines a phone’s video, GPS, and time-keeping features to superimpose characters from the hit …

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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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