Internet Safety, Filtering, and Digital Citizenship
The filtering software we use is called GoGuardian. GoGuardian is a software designed specifically to help educators ensure students’ safety when using the Chromebooks. Click here for more detailed information about GoGuardian.
Berlin Public Schools has safeguards in place to keep your child safe. We have filters and virus protection in effect on ALL Berlin Public School technology 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Chromebooks have a built in CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) filter called GoGuardian. Therefore, protection is in place at home, school, or any other location. No filtering system is perfect, but we can monitor closely and block inappropriate content. However, thousands of new sites are created everyday and our filter may not catch all of them. If your child comes across inappropriate content have them report it to the building principal so the site can be blocked. Teachers also incorporate Internet Safety into their classes. For more information about Berlin Public School's Internet safety guidlines, please see our Internet Safety Best Practices document.
Parent Resources about online safety, cyberbullying, and ways to talk to your child about these issues:
- Middle-High Resources
- Primary-Elementary Resources
- Online Resources for all Ages