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  1. 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 access to the rideshare,…

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  2. 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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  4. Announcements to students

    Our school is about to go 1 to 1 with chromebooks at our school. We are in the Grossmont Union High School District. My question is, is there a way to push out announcements to the chromebooks from admin? With every kid having a computer we would like the ability to put out special info to students this way. It could be on the start up screen, screen saver, or as a pop up. Is this something we could do?

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  5. 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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  6. 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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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 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!

  12. 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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  13. 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 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?

  14. Notification on Global Blacklist Change

    Notify designated admins (option to receive email notifications) when new websites are blacklisted by GoGuardian.

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    cody responded

    Thanks for the request for a Global Blacklist Change Update. While we haven’t decided on this as a feature yet, I wanted to update you guys directly, as we just added another 37,000 suggestions from GoGuardian admins to our blacklist.

  15. Provide a way to white list sites from Smart Alerts.

    Smart Alerts are awesome, but in this case, I am getting them multiple times a day on a site. The site's content is "Fan Fiction" but its not obscene enough that it warrants any action on my part. If I could tell smart alerts to ignore that site, it would cut down on my alerts significantly. I would estimate that 30% of my alerts are from this one site.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. GoGuardian blocks extensions for Penalty Box students.

    I recently discovered that GoGuardian blocks extensions for Penalty Box students. Add an option to allow extensions for Penalty Box

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  19. trigger alerts using regular expressions or keywords

    Currently triggers only work for two categories. Ideally they would be much more flexible.
    Administrators should be able to enter a regular expression, keywords etc that would cause a trigger alert to be sent to a school principal.

    This alert should be able to be applied per user or per OU.

    For example student joe smith may do a search for "weapons" and the search would trigger an email to a responsible party.

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  20. 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.

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