Monitor Online Activity with GoGuardian Parent App
Beaumont ISD parents and guardians now have access to GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of student's activity on school-issued devices and provide them with additional controls during out-of-school hours. GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that a child's school uses for devices issued to students.
"The Beaumont Independent School District currently utilizes the GoGuardian web filter which is an industry leader in the K12 sector. The use of GoGuardian not only helps provide students a safe learning environment but meets CIPA compliance which is required for BISD to receive additional federal funding," said Director of Information Technology Toni McPherson. "The implementation of GoGuardian has provided Teachers an additional tool to leverage within the classroom giving them the ability to actively monitor and manage students browsing sessions."
The app's goal is to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits. It 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 and providing parents with additional internet controls at home.
"With the GoGuardian Parent mobile app BISD wants to empower parents/guardians with many of the same GoGuardian features Teachers are actively using in their classroom today," said McPherson. "The GoGuardian Parent app is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that your child's school uses for devices issued to students. We hope that parents/guardians will use the GoGuardian Parent app to gain greater insight and control of their students' browsing habits while encouraging them to become great Digital Citizens."
The app gives parents a bird's eye view of the apps and websites their kids are on most often and control over school-issued devices during out-of-school hours. With this perspective, parents can be made aware of what types of browsing behavior schools are seeing from students to work together to encourage more effective internet browsing habits at home and school.
GoGuardian aims to create greater transparency with student browsing to help bring about a greater sense of accountability on both the parent's and the student's part.
To access the app, please follow the below instructions:
- Download the app
- 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.
- After the app is successfully downloaded and installed, open it up and enter the email address registered with the school. Note: If you forgot your registered email address, please reach out to your school administrator.
Login/Check Email: Check your email on your phone for a link to log in to the app. Tap the "Verify your email", and it will take you straight to the app. Note: If you don't have access to your email through the device you used to log in, tap on "Login with verification code", and copy and paste the verification code from the email into the app.