Q. Pressreader has adult magazines such as FHM and Maxim - are the children blocked from accessing these at East campus?

Answer

Pressreader is a great product for all ages, as such it has content for children as well as mature content. Just as they would, if browsing in a bookstore, children may see content that is not recommended for them. There is no facility to "block" content on PressReader. The library makes every attempt to advise and manage students use of PressReader.

We have a LibGuide detailing how PressReader can be used by children http://research.uwcsea.edu.sg/eastlibpri/pressreader4kids. There is a warning for parents on this page explaining that there is mature content available on Pressreader. 

At home it is assumed that parents monitor their children's viewing and reading closely.

At school PressReader is usually accessed in the classroom under the supervision of the classroom teacher or in the library where selected titles are downloaded onto iPads. These are the children's first point of access. The library staff regularly monitor the iPads to ensure that they have suitable content on them.

There is always a possibility that some children may attempt to access unsuitable content but at UWCSEA we expect students to be principled and to act with integrity and respect for self and the dignity of others. If a student is found not to be adhering to this principle the library staff will remind them and speak to their classroom teacher if they feel it is warranted. 

The library has a challenge policy for materials that patrons may think are unsuitable. http://ask.uwcsea.edu.sg/faq/173277

 

  • Last Updated Oct 11, 2017
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  • Answered By Barbara Reid

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