GoGuardian is a software program developed specifically for K-12 school districts to help keep students safe while using district provided technology at home or in the classroom.
This software is installed directly on to all student chromebooks, and is included as an administrator installed “add-on” to all student google accounts.
GoGuardian constantly monitors all student activities, blocks harmful or inappropriate websites and logs student browsing history. It also prevents students from accessing private browsing sessions, and from deleting browsing history from their accounts.
This software is active if a student is logged in to a google chrome browser with their @wgsd.us account even on personal devices, and on home wifi networks. Though it does change the way that Chrome functions, nothing will be downloaded to your personal device, and no permanent changes will be made to the device. To remove GoGuardian from the personal device, log out of and remove the student account from the browser. Steps to do so can be found here Remove a Google Account from Chrome
Please note that it is not the intention of West Grand School district to monitor or collect data from personal devices. Parents and students are advised to refrain from logging in to school provided accounts on personal devices. If you or your student are concerned about privacy and would like assistance in removing GoGuardian from personal devices please contact email@example.com
GoGuardian is fully FERPA compliant and you can rest assured that no one from outside West Grand School District is viewing your student’s information. GoGuardian Privacy and Trust Center
If you have questions or concerns about your student’s internet activity or browsing history, please contact your building councilor.