Go Guardian Parent App

Welcome to GoGuardian Parent!

 

Congrats! Your school has just granted you access to GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of your children's browsing activity, app usage, and more. 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.

 

What's the intention of the app?

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 is included in this app:

  • Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited)
  • Teacher interventions
  • 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions

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 version 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.

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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."  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.  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 message "You must review the Terms of Service to the end to continue" appears after clicking "I agree," be ensure that the text has been reviewed by reading to the bottom of the text within the text box and click the checkbox to confirm.

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 administrative configuration, you may have access to the following information depending on your school or district's configuration:

  1. A list of the student's top 5 Top visited domains and GSuite files.
  2. All browsing activity by domain logged within the Chrome browser for the student's managed Google account.
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