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Useful iPad Settings
(Many thanks To Pike School and Aaron Hovel for allowing us to use these useful iPad settings from their website.)

If you find that your child is having difficulty staying on task some of the settings and suggestions below may be helpful, in addition to encouraging students to be aware of what distracts them the most and developing strategies that can help with self management.

Do Not Disturb
In settings you can turn on Do Not Disturb to silence all alerts and messages.
Tap Settings and select "Do Not Disturb."  Choose Manual to turn on Do Not Disturb or Select Scheduled, to set a schedule.  Another option is to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to Open the Control Center and tap the crescent moon.  Click here for more details.

Turning off Notifications
In settings you can turn off notifications permanently for individual apps in Notifications. Click here for more information about notifications.

Parental Controls
Restrictions allow you to set device-wide restrictions that will always be enforced. For example, you could prevent your kids from using certain apps, prevent them from installing new apps, disable in-app purchases, only allow them to install apps with appropriate ratings, prevent access to certain websites, and lock down other settings. Settings you select here can’t be changed without the PIN you provide.

To set up Restrictions, open Settings and navigate to General > Restrictions.  Enable Restrictions and you’ll be prompted to create a PIN that you will need whenever you change your Restrictions settings(be sure write this PIN down in a safe place).  For parental controls to be effective, this 4 digit passcode should not be shared.  It is also recommended that iCloud passwords not be shared with your child to prevent inappropriate app purchases.

For more information about restrictions click here.