With the addition of Securly, students will now need their Google username and password to access the Internet or any Internet-based app when using their district device on a non-district network. For example, if students need to work in Google docs via a wifi connection while outside the district, they will need to go to Safari first. From there, they will be prompted to login to Securly with their Google username and password. They will need to type in their entire email address, including the @students.op97.org. Once they do this, they will be able to use Safari or any Internet-based apps on that network on a daily basis. Each day, they will need to login again through Safari to regain access to the network. They will also need to complete the login process if they switch at any point to another non-district network. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
This year will be the fourth year we have offered the Securly Parent Portal to families. We have piloted with a handful of families over the last two years and received positive feedback. Here is a link to more information about the Parent Portal. If you are interested in using the Securly Parent Portal please complete this form. More information to come to staff and families in the coming weeks.
Apple - Screentime Filtering and Device Management
In addition to Securly management on all student devices onsite and offsite, on iPads families can manage the student devices K-5. Apple has created a tool called Screentime that is local to the student devices and can also be managed by families. Here is a tutorial video that reviews the different settings and features available and how to manage the settings. This is also a tool that can be used for personal Apple devices that families may have at home.