I'm working to understand the reasoning and technology being used to filter district issued Chromebooks at home. Are you filtering at home? If yes, what tools are you using to filter? Either way, how have you settled on either filtering or not filtering?I appreciate your input.Thanks, Andrew
Hi Andrew – When at District 214, we made the decision not to filter iPads at home. We are all high schools and it was our philosophy to teach good digital stewardship. Our board was in full support. There were some instances of inappropriate behavior that was taken care of with consequences.
This really depends on the philosophy of the individual district and what their legal counsel advises.
Securly is one application that is widely used for filtering at home.
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I agree we use a whitelist for the Chrome web store and it has minimal impact on students. We use a similar approach with our on-premises firewall by using application whitelisting.
For the original question, we do filter offsite student Chromebooks, grades 5-12, using GoGuardian. Additionally, we review the student activity each morning and report safety and security violations to administration.
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We filter district/school purchased Chromebooks at school and off campus using iBoss.
I should have specified that we are an Apple platform, iPads for 3-8 and MacBook Airs for 9-12
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We are using iBoss to filter our MyTech devices off site, but that is not our onsite filtering, as we were unable to get it to filter offsite.
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