Managing Technology

The School shares responsibility with parents, government, and the community to protect our children from the impact of inappropriate material on the internet. This protection at TAS comes in the form of a number of mechanisms to block inappropriate content.

Device and Network Management at TAS

All devices connected to the school wireless network (TAS-WiFi) are managed by a network content filter called Cyberhound. These policy-based restrictions block online games, social media, and other distractions through school and prep times, as well as block out adult content.

All school provided devices (iPads and Mac laptops) are managed. The IT department can restrict any software from being installed or executed. This same device management software also allows the school to easily deploy new software, updates, or security features.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not to be used from 8.30am to 3.30pm. At these times, phones should be switched off. If you need to make contact with parents or other significant people, please contact TAS Reception.
The school’s Anti-Bullying Policy applies to the use of mobile phones. The use of voice, data, photo facility or sms/email messaging to bully, harass or offend another person is a serious school offence and falls within the school’s general protocols on bullying. Boarders may use their phones in accordance with boarding house rules.


Managing Technology at home

The iParent portal on the The Office of the eSafety Commissioner website has some fantastic recourses and tips for assisting parents to manage technology at home.
https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

Products that we have tested:

Cyberhound (which is what TAS uses for managing the school network) have a product suitable for managing content and time online at home.
https://cybersafehouse.com/

 

 

 


FamilyZone offer a similar product: https://www.familyzone.com/us/how-it-works but extends from outside the home network.

Acceptable Use

All students sign the Acceptable Use Agreement when they collect their laptops. A copy of these agreements can be found HERE.
ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT