The after-school hours are as follows:
Regular School Days
Default settings from
7:00 am to 2:40 pm
Parents'/Guardians' after-school option from
2:40 pm to 7:00 am
Weekends and School Holidays
Parents'/Guardians' after-school DMA Option for the whole day
Summary of DMA Settings after School Hours
During school hours, the Default Setting will apply. Parents/Guardians are given a choice to opt for an Alternative Setting, which will apply only to after school hours. The following table outlines the different levels of restrictions, controls and monitoring for the different DMA options after school hours.
What the different options mean
Default setting treats the Chromebook as a device which is used for learning
only. The restrictions set in place are derived from the perspective of
how a teacher would want the device to behave in order for the student
to learn in the most desirable environment. The assumption is that
the student will be inclined to use the Chromebook more as an entertainment
device rather than as a learning device if there are no clear boundaries
Option A provides a hybrid model of allowing parental control after school
hours so that their child’s online behaviour can be managed according to
the parents’ preferences. However, this option requires the parent to be more savvy with technology, as there are more settings to be managed by the parent. Choose
this option if you would like to give more opportunities for your child
to explore the cyberworld of online amusement and attractions. Conversely,
you may tighten the controls or shut the Chromebook down earlier.
Option B gives the student complete freedom in the use of Chromebook after
school. This option should only be chosen if parents totally trust their child’s handling of the Chromebook and what they do online. Ideally,
such a child should be rule-abiding, disciplined and mature enough to control
his/her actions. Without boundaries and control, students may find themselves
glued to their screens and become addicted to the various online games
Parents/Guardians may wish to consider the following questions before
deciding on which After-School DMA Option is best for their child/ward.
a. Child’s/Ward’s current device usage habits
How much time does my child/ward spend on his/her device?
How well is my child/ward able to regulate his/her device usage on his/her
Does my child/ward get easily distracted while doing online learning?
b. Parental/Guardian involvement
How confident and familiar am I with managing my child’s/ward’s cyber
Are there existing routines and open conversations on the use of the internet
Am I aware of how to prevent different types of cyber threats that my
child/ward might face?
For Requests to changing of DMA Option, please email Christina Chua