Separating Personal Content from School Content

Following the season of gift-giving and receiving, there may be new devices in your household. Wondering what apps to download to that device? This Essential Apps Guide from Common Sense Media helps parents find appropriate apps by device and age. Many have been rated for learning potential, giving your device an extra dose of enrichment for your family!

This might be an opportune time to share some tips with your student on how to separate personal content from school content on each device. For example, you may want to prevent personal photos, music, apps, etc. from appearing on school devices. Remember, the primary purpose of school devices is to support learning!

If your child has an Apple device they may separate content on these two devices by:

  1. Creating a new Apple ID to use with their new personal device;
  2. Removing the Apple ID associated with their school device or vise-versa. This can be done on the device (iPad/iPhone) you want to remove the association.

If your student has a Chromebook there is a possibility that the extensions and bookmarks that they have on their personal account will also display at school and vise versa. If you want to keep this content separate you will need to unsync the content you wish to keep separate.

Again, separating the devices is a great way to help students separate personal content from their school device.

Happy New Year!

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