Westlake parents push schools to further restrict YouTube on iPads

Elaine Trull said the iPads the Eanes school district gives to students for on-campus and at-home use puts her in a tough spot as a parent. Her son is a sixth grader at Hill Country Middle School and he is not allowed to access YouTube on devices other than the family’s smart TV, which is in a common space in the house.

“My son brings home his school iPad, and has it up in his room for homework. And now as a parent, I am put in a position where my child has access to something we have restricted on personal devices at home, “she said.” Yet the school is saying he needs this device for his homework. “

Trull is among a group of parents who are pushing the district to further restrict what kids can see on their school iPads, either by limiting YouTube to only videos pre-approved by teachers or by switching to a video platform that only contains more limited educational content .

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