Technology has changed almost every aspect of our lives over the last decade or so, and school is no exception. With Smartboards, video conferencing, and in some cases, even individual laptops for each student, learning has never been more interactive! This is a great thing for youngsters most of the time, but it’s not without its share of risks.
### Technology and Classroom Management
As technology becomes more accessible for students in today’s 21st century classrooms, teachers have the burden of ensuring that kids use their devices appropriately and practice safe Internet surfing. This requires a completely different kind of classroom management. While firewalls will keep students from accessing certain sites, they won’t block everything, so that leaves the teacher scrambling to peer over the shoulders of two dozen kids to make sure they’re on an educational site and not an inappropriate one. Teachers have always wished they had an extra set of eyes, but technology has only complicated matters when it comes to looking out for their students’ safety.
### Extra Protection
Luckily, Qustodio provides schools with an extra degree of protection. Our dynamic internet filter is constantly scanning websites to provide the most up-to-date security possible. Plus, teachers and administrators can block or allow entire categories of websites with a single click of a mouse, making management a breeze. Our safesearch technology even blocks harmful content from appearing in search results, making the Web completely kid-friendly for students of all ages.
### Monitoring Online Activities
Qustodio’s reporting feature can also help teachers assess student progress. By showing individual kids’ activities on certain educational sites, teachers can determine how much exposure each student had to specific content and learning activities. Teachers can also set time limits, ensuring that students use their Internet time wisely and engage in a wide range of learning activities. When time limits are reached, Qustodio will block internet access.
### Try the leading solution for FREE
Want to test and see how Qustodio works? Try the great free version that can be used to see the installation and onboarding process for up to 5 users; if you need additional profiles for evaluation feel free to contact us. Qustodio for Schools is available with very competitive price points from just 25 seats. Our mission is to help schools save money on expensive Internet monitoring so that they can invest the monies saved on needed supplies or resources to enhance students’ learning experiences.
Interested in learning more about how Qustodio can help keep classrooms safe? See our Qustodio for Schools page for more information.