The GoGuardian Parent App allows parents to gain insights and control their child's internet activity, all from your phone. The LCUSD Tech Team is currently piloting this tool, and we're looking to partner with families who would like to opt-in to using this feature.
The Parent App allows you to monitor which sites your child visits, how they spend their online time, and also allows you to set time limits, block certain sites, and pause all internet activity for your child. This app will not solve all your tech-parenting woes, but it may be an extra tool in your toolbox to help keep family life a bit more sane.
If you're interested in piloting this app in your home, please follow the steps below to to get started. You'll find a more in-depth user guide for the app in a link at the bottom of this article.
STEP 1: REQUEST
To opt-in to this program, start by visiting help.lcusd.net and clicking on the link in the top right corner to Submit a Request. In the Subject line, please type GoGuardian Parent App Program. In the Description field, please include your child's name, email address, and any questions you may have. Please wait to receive an email from the LCUSD Tech Team, noting that we created your account, before proceeding to Step 2.
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD
Download the GoGuardian Parent App from your phone's app store (Apple App Store HERE or Google Play HERE). When you first open the app, you'll be prompted to enter the email address you supplied on the teck request in Step 1. You will receive an email with the following subject: PLEASE VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. NOTE: Please check your spam filters or "All Mail" in Gmail if you don't see this email appear immediately.
STEP 3: MANAGE
At this point, you can get started managing your child's internet activity. It's a simple app that is easy to figure out, however you can see detailed instructions about what you can see and manage, including how to set time limits and block certain sites, at GoGuardian's guide below.