Parental Controls on Student Devices

Internet access for student devices is filtered while at school. When students take their devices home, parents can set family media balance plan with their children based on school’s Responsible Use Agreements. and their family values. This page is intended to provide some basic information for parents who wish to implement parental controls and filtering on their child’s device while at home.

Click on this link to see how to use parental controls on your child’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Set up Parental Controls on a student MacBook (Gr.4-6):

Please note that these steps are written for macOS 10.14 (Mojave). For macOS 10.15 (Catalina), parental controls is set within Screen Time. Please follow the steps in this link for the setup guide.

1.Logout from the student account and login to the parent account. If you don’t know the parent account password, please write an email to OneDoor (onedoor@cdnis.edu.hk) to reset the password.

2.Go to Apple menu > System Preferences…

3.Click on “Users & Groups”.

4.Click on the “lock” to make changes.

5.Type your MacBook password to unlock

6.Make sure you click on the student account, then choose “Enable parental controls” and “Open Parental Controls…”

7.There are a number of settings you can choose to change for the user.

8.In the Apps section, click on “Limit Applications on this Mac” to allow the user to open only the specified applications on the MacBook.

9.In the Web section, click on “Try to limit access to adult websites”. Click on “Customise…”

10.Some websites are used by common school-related tasks and parents need to make sure these websites are in the always allow list. Please test this function with your child to see what websites are needed for school work. The list above is just an example of some tools.

11.In the Time section, set desired time restrictions and bedtime hours.

12.In order prevent conflicts with school’s device management system, parental controls should be switched off when the student MacBook is brought back to school for learning.

Check your Chrome Camera and Microphone Setting

1.Go to Chrome and choose Preferences…

2.Search for camera

3.Click on “Site settings”

4.Click on Camera

5.Make sure FaceTimeHD Camera is chosen. Ask before accessing (recommended) is turned ON. Lastly, make sure the sites you want to use are not blocked.

6. Then Search for Microphone

7. Click on Microphone

8. Make sure Internal Microphone is chosen. Ask before accessing (recommended) is turned ON. Lastly, make sure the sites you want to use are not blocked.

9. You should also check to make sure your Chrome is up-to-date. To update your Chrome, click on Chrome and choose “About Google Chrome”. 

Students Access to Veracross (Gr.4 and up)

Gr.4-12 students can follow these steps to access to Veracross.

1.Go to http://portals.veracross.com/cdnis


2.Username: firstname.lastname

3.Password:

4.If you have forgotten your password, click on “Can’t access your account”

5.Type in your school email address

6.Go to your email account, find the email sent from Veracross, then click on the link to reset your password

7.The password must meet the requirements

8.Login to Veracross and find your teachers’ websites

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CDNIS LS Digital Curriculum

Students in Grades 1-6 use their personal iPads to develop digital literacy, digital citizenship, and computational thinking skills.  

Digital Literacy is the process to apply efficient and effective use of technology for learning. Students from Gr.1-6 use age-appropriate iPad apps to plan, organise, create, investigate, problem-solve and communicate.  

Digital Life is the ethical and responsible use of technology. It is an essential part of the programme to enhance balance, ownership and leadership.

Coding and robotics are integrated into the curriculum to engage students with hands-on problem solving, design and computation thinking skills.

More details about the programme on this link.