To help keep your child safer and more scholarly online, Herricks Public Schools has adopted online 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.
How are we using GoGuardian?
We have chosen GoGuardian Admin and GoGuardian Teacher services to:Help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material
- Help students stay “scholarly” and more focused when learning online
- Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments
- Facilitating communication between teachers and students during class time
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 District Chromebook with his/her school email account). Herricks Public Schools enables teachers to use GoGuardian Teacher with students in their classes only during school days/hours. Monday through Friday.
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 Herricks Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy and the District Chromebook Handbook Agreement.
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 to 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.