Starting the 2021–22 school year, D117 parents/guardians can access GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of their children’s activity on D117-issued Chromebooks and provide them with additional controls during out-of-school hours. GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the GoGuardian classroom management and internet filtering tools that D117 uses for district-issued Chromebooks. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents/guardians and students that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits.
GoGuardian Parent was created to help provide additional educational support to administrators and teachers by allowing parents/guardians to see what sites and documents their students are browsing and providing parents/guardians with additional internet controls at home. The app gives parents/guardians a bird’s eye view of the apps and websites that their kids are on most often and control over D117-issued Chromebooks during out-of-school hours. With this perspective, parents/guardians can be made aware of what types of browsing behavior schools are seeing from students so they can all work together to encourage more effective internet browsing habits at home and at school.
By providing insight and controls over student browsing activity, our goal is to empower parents/guardians to take a more active role in their children’s online learning. We aim to create a greater sense of transparency with student browsing to help bring about a greater sense of accountability on both the parent’s/guardian’s and the student’s part. We also believe that transparency and insight will increase the likelihood of productive student browsing habits on a more consistent basis.
iPhone: Visit App Store, search for
GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button.
Android: Visit Google Play Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button.
If you have any questions about GoGuardian Parent or need help getting started, please email Kyle Bush at email@example.com.