Parents to receive weekly report about child's online usage on Chromebook
Broken Arrow Public Schools has partnered with Lightspeed Systems, an online student safety solution to help track internet usage by students on their school-issued Chromebook computers.
Lightspeed will issue a report once a week through a product called Relay that breaks down each 6th through 12th grade student’s activity on their Chromebook, including search queries, blocked websites, top websites and time of day on the internet.
The Parent Report Generator will allow parents to better understand how their children are using their devices to learn, as well as being a conversation starter about online safety.
The report will be issued to parents via email each Sunday, beginning Jan. 13, and it will detail activity from the past week.
Broken Arrow Public Schools will monitor Chromebook activity during school hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and parents will be able to monitor before school and after school through these reports.
Additionally, Broken Arrow Public School is notified whenever an internet search query, message or Google Doc references cyberbullying or self-harm on a school-issued device. These alert notifications add another layer of student safety.
Visit the Lightspeed website to view an example of the Parent Report Generator email.
FAQ FOR PARENTS
Why am I receiving an email from Relay?
The weekly email provides you with a snapshot of your child’s internet usage on their school-issued device. The email can help you start a conversation with your child about what he/she is learning in school, online safety and the amount of time he/she is online during different times of day or night.
What will the report look like?
The report will break down the time of day your child was on the internet as well as show you the top searches, blocked websites, top websites and how much time your child is online each day. It comes via email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
What do I need to do to set this up?
The report pulls your email address from eSchool. If your contact information is up-to-date, you will receive the report each Sunday.
How do I update my email address?
Contact your child’s school and provide them with an updated email address.
I have not received the report yet?
The reports will only be emailed to parents of students in 6th through 12th grades each Sunday. If you have not received a report, check your Spam or Junk folder. If you don’t see the email from Relay there, contact your child’s school and provide them with an updated email address.
I have multiple kids. How will I know which report is whose?
You will receive an individual email for each child. The Subject Line in the email will read - How <Student’s Name> Used the Internet this Week. Remember, the reports are only generated for 6th through 12th grade students.
Who else sees the information contained in the emailed report?
School site administration will also see the information contained in the report.
What do I do if I see activity that is cause for concern?
An activity you deem concerning, please contact your child’s principal. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.