Chromebook Web Filtering
The Chromebook is a learning tool both in the classroom and at home. The partnership between your child’s school and home extends beyond learning reading, writing and arithmetic. Digital citizenship is an important part of today’s world, and helping your student become a positive role model in the digital world is an important part of the WDMCS Chromebook Program.
To that end, WDMCS has chosen a web filtering company, Securly, which allows parents to receive weekly emails that contain their child’s internet activity. Securly also offers a feature that allows parents to choose to block more web content at home, such as social networking sites like Facebook.
First, let’s take a look at the Parent Portal, which is what allows you to see your child’s internet activity.
How do I sign up to receive this email?
Parents are automatically enrolled in this service using on the email address that is listed in Infinite Campus. So to receive this weekly email, you must make sure your email address is current in Infinite Campus. If you are not receiving the email and your email is current in Campus, please email Technology Director Brian Abeling, firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will make sure you are on the list.
Can my spouse sign up to receive this email as well?
Yes. If there was only one email address attached to your student inside of Infinite Campus, this is why your spouse is not receiving emails by default. To get your spouse signed up to receive emails, please add the email address to your Parent Portal of Infinite Campus.
How do I opt out of this email?
At the bottom of the email, there is an Unsubscribe button.
I opted out, but now I changed my mind and would like to receive the email.
No problem. Email email@example.com and let them know that you had unsubscribed and you would like to be added back.
Now let’s take a look at how you can add more filtering to your child’s Chromebook while he/she is at home.
I’m having trouble. Who do I contact?
Parents can contact Securly directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.