Pleasant Ridge Union School District

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Welcome to Pleasant Ridge Union School District!

GoGuardian Admin (Internet filter)

To help keep your child safer and more scholarly online, Pleasant Ridge Union School District (PRUSD) 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 the GoGuardian Admin service to:

  • Help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material
  • Help students stay “scholarly” and more focused when learning online
 
 

When and how does GoGuardian operate?

GoGuardian’s web-based services operate on our school’s managed Google Workspace for Education Chrome accounts (i.e. when a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with his/her school email address). PRUSD has configured GoGuardian to have two distinct schedule-based modes of filtering -- “At School Filtering” and “At Home Filtering.” At School Filtering is just that: a configuration of GoGuardian’s filters that is applied during school hours, which are from 7:00am to 4:00pm every weekday. All other hours fall under the At Home Filtering policy. It should be noted that the school’s filtering rules still apply during off hours, so students browsing on PRUSD devices are still being filtered. More information on the Parent app and At Home filtering can be found in the GoGuardian Parent app page, which will be coming soon.

 

What are the school’s responsibilities?

PRUSD selected GoGuardian services to help our students stay safer and more scholarly online. We will work with students during class time to help teach them digital responsibility and safety. Additionally, we implement, and adhere to, policies and procedures to help protect student privacy.

 

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 PRUSD’s Student Acceptable Use 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.

 

How does GoGuardian help protect my child’s privacy?

To help your child remain scholarly and safe online, GoGuardian collects certain personally identifiable information about your child. GoGuardian has consulted with privacy experts, participates in privacy organizations, is a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, and has been awarded certifications by iKeepSafe for complying with both the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and California student privacy laws. For more detailed information about GoGuardian, you may visit GoGuardian’s website, Trust & Privacy Center, GoGuardian’s Product Privacy Policy, and the attached COPPA Notice and Disclosure Form.

 

We are here to answer any questions that you may have.