Microsoft OneDrive is an online data storage location dedicated and secured for Education Queensland schools.
OneDrive allows students to save their files securely in the Microsoft Cloud infrastructure. Students can access their data using any device, giving unprecedented flexibility to complete learning tasks as they move between school and home.
Students need to use their school username and password for access.
eSafety for Parents
Learning online allows many great new experiences and opportunities for students to discover and explore, but unrestricted and unsupervised access to the internet can be harmful to your child.
Browns Plains SHS supports targeted, purposeful, and restricted use of devices for learning at school and at home. While the school does not install any monitoring or filtering software on student’s personal devices, at school our secure WiFi network provides a strong layer of protection from inappropriate content.
Where we see the vast majority of unsafe internet activity is on mobile phones (or devices using a mobile hotspot) and while at home.
As parents and educators, we have a responsibility to provide safe environments for our students. This can seem impossible when accounts can be locked with passwords or screens turned from view, but simple tools can not only keep students safe, but bring you together as a family as well.
Information & resources for Parents
Navigating device addiction, cyberbullying, adult content, or having hard-to-have personal conversations with your child can be a tricky situation to navigate, especially if you don’t feel like a digital expert yourself.
That’s where the eSafety Commissioner (www.esafety.gov.au/parents
) can help. You can also follow the eSafety Facebook page. There’s lots of information on how to tackle sensitive issues respectfully, supporting your child to feel empowered online and sharing their issues with you when things go wrong. It’s your guidebook to a safe and supportive online environment for the whole family.
Set up good habits and parental controls
Establishing some common-sense controls for your home and child’s devices can result in healthy habits:
- Create agreed rules on how technology should be used at home and then stick to it.
- Customise WiFi or Internet Service Provider (ISP) settings to filter/monitor activity on your network
- Set screen-time limits, or designate ‘devices allowed’ timeframes to encourage devices to be used effectively.
- Use personal devices in shared rooms only, or set ‘open door’ policies if devices are allowed in bedrooms.
- Check new mobile apps and games are appropriate before allowing your child to sign-up and start using them.
- Use and learn technology together with your child, building trust and open communication.
Microsoft Family Safety app
Microsoft Family Safety is an app that works across all your child’s devices, including Windows computers, iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
It’s a great app that helps parents:
- Set screen time limits
- Set app or game limits (even on Xbox)
- Filter content
- See activity & health reports
- Locate family members
As a school, we highly recommend using parental controls such as the Microsoft Family Safety app on your child’s devices – it’s a simple way to protect them from unsafe situations online.