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 ( 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.