Welcome to GoGuardian Parent/Guardian!
Moline-Coal Valley Schools has adopted GoGuardian Parent, which is a tool designed to give parents/guardians a glimpse into their student’s Chromebook usage. GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that your child's school uses for devices issued to students. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits.
What is GoGuardian Parent?
GoGuardian Parent was created to help provide additional educational support to administrators and teachers by allowing parents to see what sites and documents their children are browsing. The app gives parents a bird's eye view of the apps and websites that their kids are on most often. With this perspective, parents 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.
Why are we implementing this application?
By providing insight into student browsing habits, our goal is to empower parents 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 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.
What Can Parents Manage and View Using the App?
- Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited)
- 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions
- Website filtering to block content during out-of-school hours
- On-demand Internet pausing that allows parents to pause all Internet during out-of-school hours
- Scheduled Internet pausing that allows parents to pre-determine periods of time Internet usage should be paused
**For complete instructions and more resources, please visit the GoGuardian Parent App website. **
1. Download and open the application
After receiving the go-ahead from the school or district's IT Administrator, download the GoGuardian Parent available on the Apple App Store HERE or Google Play HERE.
NOTE: GoGuardian Parent is currently compatible with iOS versions equal to or newer than iOS 8 and Android versions equal to or newer than Android Jelly Bean, v16, 4.1.x.
Once the app has been installed, find the application within the apps list and tap the icon [insert GGParent App logo] to open it.
2. Enter email address for authentication
Once the application has loaded, follow the on-screen prompts to authenticate the application with your email address on file with the school's administration.
NOTE: If the message "Sorry, the email you provided can't be verified. Please try again or contact your school's administrator" appears, double-check the spelling of the full email address.
If it is correct, please contact the school or district's administration to verify the email is on file.
3. Email verification
After successfully entering the email address, a prompt will appear "Please check your email - Click the link in your email to log in."
Proceed to check your email and click the link within the email to complete verification. If the link does not work, use the PIN provided within the email within GoGuardian Parent to complete verification.
4. Review terms and conditions
After successfully entering the email address, proceed to read the terms and conditions for GoGuardian Parent by navigating to the bottom of the text box. After reading the terms and conditions, click the checkbox to confirm review of the text and click the "I Agree" button.
NOTE: If the "I Agree" button is not present and shows as "Read to the bottom," ensure that the text has been reviewed by reading to the bottom of the text within the text box and clicking the checkbox to confirm the text has been reviewed.
If this does not work, please close the application, confirm the device has an active internet connection, re-open the application, and try again. If the issue persists, please contact the school or district's IT administration.
5. Explore GoGuardian Parent
After successfully signing in, choose a student account to review activity from the "Your Students" page. Depending on the administrative configuration, you may have access to the following information depending on your school or district's configuration:
- A list of the student's top 5 Top visited domains and GSuite files.
- A count of how many times Teachers using GoGuardian Teacher has guided the student's browsing behavior by closing tabs, locking browsing, opening specified tabs, or blocking access to websites.
NOTE: This feature depends on the account's subscription status to GoGuardian Teacher and may be unavailable.
- All browsing activity by domain logged within the Chrome browser for the student's managed Google account.