Frequently Asked Questions
Will devices promote poor posture?
Poor posture and associated strain are generally the product of fixed body position for an extended period of time. Devices are more mobile and light, which means they can be used with a wider variety of postures. It is easier to shift positions while remaining engaged.
Should I be concerned about overuse of technology?
It has been noted by some sources that overuse of any form of technology may lead to problems such as sleep deprivation and addiction. Each of these issues are significant problems caused by a range of often complex issues. Our advice is:
Do you know about Parental Restrictions on iPads?
Restrictions limit the way the iPad can be used and can be accessed through the settings app on the iPad. To learn about the ways you can implement restrictions please use the Apple support page.
If you are experiencing problems with your child/children being off-task while completing homework/ study time there is the option of setting up Guided Access. To learn how to set up guided access use the Apple support page.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your child's use of messages, you can restrict iMessage on an iPod touch or iPad.
The Digital Technologies Curriculum
What are the Information and Communication Technology requirements of the Australian curriculum?
In the Australian Curriculum, students develop ICT capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school. The capability involves students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.
The New Media Consortium Horizon Report combines the collaborative research and discussions of a group of experts. It focuses on the trends and technologies that will transform teaching and learning across the globe.
Do you know about Parental Restrictions on Android devices?
The Family Link app from Google can help you set certain digital ground rules. You can create a Google Account for your child that's much like your own, and do things like manage apps, keep an eye on screen time, and remotely lock your child's device.