Parents will receive a notification from their schools IT administrators if and when GoGuardian Parent is enabled for their account. What comes next? But first, be sure to read our introduction to GoGuardian Parent HERE.
1. Download and open the application
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.
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."
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.
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 "I Agree" button is not present and shows as "Read to the bottom" 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 the text has been reviewed.
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:
- A list of the student's top 5 Top visited domains and GSuite files.
- A count of how many times Teachers using GoGuardian Teacher have guided the student's browsing behavior by closing tabs, locking browsing, opening specified tabs, or blocking access to websites.
NOTE: This feature depends on the account's subscription status to GoGuardian Teacher and may be unavailable.
- All browsing activity by domain logged within the Chrome browser for the student's managed Google account.