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What programs to install on the iPad for a primary school student?
What programs to install on the iPad for a primary school student?

And also how to properly set up the tablet to make it safer and more useful for the child.

What programs to install on the iPad for a primary school student?
What programs to install on the iPad for a primary school student?

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Good day! Tell me how to set up and what useful applications to install on a tablet (iPad) for a primary school student (limit adult content in the browser, screen time, applications for study, etc.)? Thanks in advance.


Hello! The iPad is fairly easy to set up for use by a child, with all the features you need to do it. There are also a lot of useful educational applications. Here's what to do and install.

How to set up an iPad for a student

1. Create an Apple ID and add it to your family group

Children under 13 cannot create their own account - a parent must do it for them. It is recommended that you create a family group and add your child there.

In addition to conveniently setting up a child's Apple ID, this will allow you to set screen time limits, open access to purchased content and use the Ask to Buy feature, thanks to which your child will not be able to install paid apps without your approval.

2. Configure "Screen Time"

All restrictions are managed from this menu - it is located in the system settings. In the "At rest" section - you can set the time frame for using the tablet. Before and after the specified period, only approved applications will be available.

Another main function is Application Limits. It allows you to set time limits for the use of any applications and thereby limit the time in social networks and games.

3. Configure restrictions

You can choose which applications or standard functions you can use and prevent the installation or removal of applications.

In addition, you can block or, conversely, allow the very possibility of using certain applications, as well as standard iOS functions. The option you need is in Settings → Screen Time → Content and Privacy → Allowed Apps.

In the next item "Settings" → "Screen time" → "Content and privacy" → "Purchases in iTunes Store and App Store" in the same way, you can block installation, uninstallation and in-app purchases.

4. Set age ratings for content

You can set an age limit for music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps from Apple Stores. Look for the switches for each option in Settings → Screen Time → Content and Privacy → iTunes Store and App Store Purchases.

5. Check the Ask to Buy setting

Restricting purchases is equally important. For children under 13 in a family group, the Ask to Buy option is turned on by default. The button of the same name will be displayed in all Apple stores instead of the standard "Buy", and the child will not be able to purchase content without your approval.

To make sure the option is enabled, go to Settings, click on your profile icon, then open Family Sharing, select the desired family member, and check the Ask to Buy toggle.

6. Limit Siri

You can also remove the ability to search for web content and display profanity so that the voice assistant does not inadvertently show the child something inappropriate. To do this, go to "Settings" → "Screen Time" → "Content and Privacy" → "Content Restrictions" and in the Siri section, set the "No" option for the items of the same name.

7. Limit your social circle

To protect your child from all kinds of telephone scammers, it is convenient to use the corresponding function, which is located in the "Settings" → "Screen time" → "Restriction of communication" section. It establishes a ban on calls and chats with people not from the contact list. Restrictions are configured separately for rest and activity times. It is possible to set a complete block or allow communication with selected contacts.

8. Block adult sites

There is a corresponding option to block sites with explicit content, which can be easily found under Settings → Screen Time → Content and Privacy → Content Restrictions → Web Content. If you want, you can go the harder way and set the ability to open only the sites you allow and no others.

What useful applications to install

Here are some general guidelines. Later, you can expand this list based on the interests and hobbies of the child.

1. Digital version of the diary, in which you can check the schedule, see homework and grades.

2. A simulator for preparing for dictation and memorizing the correct spelling of words.

3. A useful application for expanding vocabulary and horizons.

4. Simulator for studying the multiplication table in a playful way and consolidating the knowledge gained.

5. A smart application that recognizes mathematical examples through the camera and shows their solution.

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6. One of the friendliest language learning apps.

7. The most popular and reliable translator to help you understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.

8. Children's anatomical atlas for acquaintance with the human body.

9. A collection of entertaining tasks for the development of logic and ingenuity.

10. Astronomical atlas with augmented reality mode for exploring the stars and other celestial bodies.