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  1. allow for filtering on devices in kiosk mode.

    I'd like to maintain GoGuardian filtering on devices while they are in kiosk mode. For example, if we have a cart of Chromebooks for lower grade students (who aren't 1-to-1), I'd like for them to open up to a web browser with filtering. I know I could create a generic account and publicly post the password, but it would be best to simply have the Chromebooks just work.

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  2. Report on Individual Online Activity

    I would love to be able to download reports that would show each students breakdown of online activity over an interval of time. For example, how much time did student x spend on google.docs, Khanacademy, and Youtube over the last week, month, year etc.

    As the data scientist at my district I am looking to find relationships between this data and individual achievement

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  3. Block Youtube searches with keywords

    Allow the Youtube Blacklist keywords to block searches with the keywords. That way I don't have students searching for inappropriate material and seeing 100's of thumbnails of inappropriate material.

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  4. Penalty Box Beginning and end scheduling

    I would love to see the ability to put a student in the penalty box with a scheduled end time set for the end of the consequence

    13 votes
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  5. Smart Alerts: Allow users with Monitoring role to manage pending alerts

    Allow users with monitoring role to manage pending alerts that are assigned to them, without giving them rights to edit any other settings.

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  6. Allow users to see why a site is blocked.

    When dealing with our students, often it can help future decision making to know why a particular site may be blocked. If a user knows that Twitter was blocked because it's social media, then they're less likely to simply give up because "everything's blocked anyway"

    Simply knowing the category or string that's blocked them increases visibility and puts some of the power back in their hands.

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  7. Theft Recovery

    Hello, I know we have asked about this in the past - but now it is more of a feature request. When we first signed up for GoGuardian, it had the ability to take facial screenshots when a device was marked as Stolen. I know that GoGuardian told me that this turned into a privacy issue because of students. However, the device is considered stolen, so if it's a young person or older person, its stolen, when it comes time to prosecute a person for stealing a Chromebook (Thanks to GoGuardian's location tracking helping us find the stolen Chromebook) we…

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  8. Block extensions like Leaf Browser Alpha and other ghost browsers that bypass your service.

    Block extensions like Leaf Browser Alpha and other ghost browsers that bypass your service.

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    started  ·  Cody Rice responded

    Thanks for alerting us to Leaf Browser Alpha. We are constantly adding new proxy/VPN/ghost browsers that allow students to bypass filtering and it has been added to our global blacklist. In the future, you can contact us directly when students find a bypass or add it to your own list of blacklisted apps. In addition, many schools use the “block all apps and extensions except the ones I allow” setting in the Google Admin Console to minimize the use of unauthorized apps.

    Hope this helps!

  9. Block Uncategorized Domains

    Our filter is easily circumvented by students who find sites that do not yet have a category. I can always blacklist after the fact, but it would be much easier if uncategorized sites automatically were blocked.

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  10. Create Blacklist cleanup

    When the backlist gets overloaded with sites, it gets kinda overwhelming. If there could be a way to organize the list (either by category, alphabetically, or by date added) that would be great.

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  11. Full RegEx in blacklist/whitelist

    Using the wildcard is a boon to the blacklist and whitelist URL strings, but it would be awesome to use full blown RegEx there. RegEx would allow very granular control over specific use cases.

    For example, Netflix uses the following IP range for content:
    198.38.96.0 - 198.38.127.255

    I can use the following regex to exclude all of those IP addresses:
    .198.38.(9[6-9]|1[0-1][0-9]|12[0-7]).(1?[0-9]{1,2}|2[0-4][0-9]|25[0-5]).

    Or, for all those games hosted on Google Sites:
    sites.google.com.(unblock(ed)?)+|(game(s)?)+.

    will block any URL with sites.google.com and contains unblock OR unblocked OR game OR games

    Using this with the whitelist could mean that:
    (..?craigslist.org\/?)($|(\?areaID=346($|(&forumID=(501|64|2007|90|49))))|((search/((rid)|(cls)|(vol)))(\?query=.)?(\/\d*.html)?)$)

    Allows…

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  13. Penalty Box

    When viewing a user, I would like to be able to add them from the penalty box from there without having to navigate to the penalty box page.

    11 votes
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  14. Add more functionality to help me monitor my staff's usage of GoGuardian

    I'd like to see reports on how often my teachers are using it, how they are using it, etc. This will help me provide feedback and support in making sure GoGuardian is being implemented with fidelity at the classroom level.

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  15. Add texting notification for Smart Alerts

    It would be nice for designated assignees of an alert to get a text notification since admins are not always looking at their email or they have disabled email notifications on their phone. Text alerts would allow a quicker and more immediate response, especially in Self-Harm cases. Nothing fancy, just a simple SMS saying New GG Alert: Self Harm with student name and OU and URL pointing to full Smart Alert in GG.

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  16. Provide a method to whitelist a group of YouTube videos a one time (.csv import, for example).

    I have a few teachers that have 30 or more videos they want whitelisted. It would be great to be able to import these into GoGuardian as a group, rather than one at a time.

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  17. allow blocking of entire top level domains.

    I find that many times the students are navigating to sites which should be blocked but are based on one of the new custom TLDs such as .click or .website . It would be simpler to have the option to default block many of them and then whitelist what we would like opened as opposed to blocking each of the new websites as they have just modified their domain names.

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    under review  ·  Cody Rice responded

    Thanks for the request. You can currently add wildcards to your blacklist, such as * 123movies * (without the spaces, this forum converts the text to bold if I move them next to the word) which would block all the variations of 123movies – 123movies.com, 123movies.click, 123movies.co.au, 123movies.xyz, 123movies.io, etc. Is this what you are looking for?

  18. When a Smart Alert is resolved, it should disappear from the dashboard

    Currently, a Smart Alert displays on the dashboard even after it has been resolved. Please have the dashboard only display smart alerts that are not resolved.

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  19. Multiple time schedules available in out of school

    Multiple time schedules available in out of school time schedules so that you could have different schedules applying throughout the days or certain times of days.

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  20. Increase the maximum whitelist limit to 5k

    Increase the maximum whitelist limit to 5k so we can whitelist all resources in our curriculum.

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