Tech Questions to Ask Your School
How Can Parents Monitor School Managed Devices?
When Chromebooks and iPads are managed by a school administrator, it’s easy to assume that your child is covered when these devices come home. However, that’s not always the case, and it’s important to know what the limitations are. Here’s what we discovered in less than 5 minutes when checking my 13-year-old daughter’s school-managed Chromebook.
If a device is managed by your child’s school, it may limit your options to implement parental controls. In the spirit of a strong home-to-school partnership, here are 5 questions to ask your school’s IT administrator:
1.What monitoring software are you using at school, and does it also work at home?
2. Are you monitoring activity on these school managed devices outside of school?
3. Is there any way that I can monitor what my child is doing online?
4. Is there any reason my child cannot use a home computer to access school files and sites?
5. What should you I do if I hear of online activity that’s negatively impacting my child or others?