Norfolk Public Schools
GoGuardian Notice to Parents & Guardians
The Norfolk Public Schools issued a Chromebook to every student in grades one through six this year. To help keep your child safer and on task online, we are using online monitoring and filtering services provided by GoGuardian.
It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed the GoGuardian Teacher product.
How are we using GoGuardian?
We have chosen GoGuardian Admin and GoGuardian Teacher services to:
When and how does GoGuardian operate?
GoGuardian’s web-based services operate on our school’s managed G Suite for Education Chrome accounts (i.e., when a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with his/her school email address). On school devices students will not have access to their @norfolk.k12.ma.us accounts between 10:00pm and 6:00am.
What are the school’s responsibilities?
The Norfolk Public Schools selected GoGuardian services to help our students stay safer and on task while online. We will work with students during class time to teach digital responsibility and online safety. Additionally, we have trained teachers how to operate GoGuardian’s monitoring and classroom management in accordance with our policies and procedures.
What are my parental/guardian and child’s responsibilities?
We ask that students use their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes within the boundaries of Norfolk Public Schools’s Acceptable Use Policy, Code of Conduct, Bullying Intervention Policy, and Family Handbook. When a student is off campus, parents are responsible for supervising internet access and usage. We encourage you to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage with your child, and reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety with him or her. We also highly encourage you to report any potential cyberbullying or other sensitive issues to us. In addition to this we are working towards implementing the GoGaurdian Parent app to allow parents to monitor their child’s usage.
How does GoGuardian help protect my child’s privacy?
*Adopted from Pine City Public Schools