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DMA Settings After School Hours

  1. The following table outlines the different levels of restrictions, controls and monitoring for the different DMA options after school hours.
  2. For more information on DMA, please contact the school’s ICT Manager, Ms Thor Ya Lin at thor_ya_lin@moe.edu.sg

Default Setting
(This will apply if no Alternative Setting is chosen)
Alternative Setting:
Option A
(Modify DMA Settings)
Alternative Setting:
Option B
(DIsable DMA Settings)

For parents/guardians who want their child's/ward's use of the device to be restricted only to teaching and learning, and who prefer to follow the Default Setting as set by the school during school hours.  For parents/guardians who want more leeway over their child's/ ward's use of the device, and prefer to take charge of the level of restrictions for their child's/ward's use of the device after school hours.  For parents/ guardians who do not want their child's/ward's use of the device after school hours to be regulated by the DMA at all.
Protects students from objectionable content
Web content filtering:
  • Violent/extremist content
  • Sexual/pornographic content
  • Gambling-related content
  • Social media sites
Parents/Guardians can apply additional content filtering. No content filtering at all.
Reduce distractions from learning through control of applications Parents/Guardians and students will be unable to install additional applications.
  • The App Store will be available after school hours. Parents/Guardians are able to install applications if they have an App Store account.
  • Students who have an App Store account are able to download apps without any parental guidance or restrictions.
  • Any applications installed after school hours will be disbled during school hours.
 Limit screen time The school will set the hours during which the child/ward will be able to use the device online in a day. The screen time for St. Margaret's Secondary School students on this setting is 6.00 am to 11.00 pm.  Parents/Guardians can modify the amount of screen time for their child/ward. No control over screen time. 
Monitor students' cyber activities
  • School DMA Admin will have access to the child's/ward's browser history logs.
  • Teachers will only have access to the child's/ward's browser history logs for the clss that they teach. Teachers will not have access to the child's/ward's browser history logs outside of that specific class.
  • Parents/Guardians will only be able to track their child's/ward's browser history after school hours.
Parents/Guardians will not be able to monitor or control their child's/ward's use of the device through DMA. No data will be collected during the use of the PLD after school hours.