Any way that we, as educators, can partner with parents and increase communication between home and school is a step in the right direction.
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Securly, Inc. – the world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today announced the launch of “Securly for Parents”, the first product to give parents a bird’s eye view of their child’s life online, both in school and at home.
With laptops and tablets replacing textbooks and students’ assignments becoming increasingly digitized, the lack of a physical paper trail makes it difficult for parents to know what students are learning in school. “Securly for Parents” solves this problem by keeping parents informed and engaged in the learning process.
Securly’s weekly reports can help parents answer questions like:
- Where is my child spending his time online?
- What is he searching for?
- How is she using social networks?
- Who is she talking to, and how often?
A common concern for parents is that increased access to technology can expose youth to inappropriate content and leave them vulnerable to online threats posed by predators, identity theft, and cyber-bullying. Securly’s granular reporting capabilities and real-time alerts will offer peace of mind that children are browsing safely and responsibly, and allow parents to take appropriate action if necessary.
This new offering can also give parents a clear understanding of the return on their investment in technology. In many cases, parents have paid for school devices out of their own pockets, whether it has been the full amount or simply the cost of insurance. In other cases, they have indirectly funded 1:1 programs by way of tax dollars. Whatever the case may be, parents now have a clear way of knowing how their kids are making use of school devices.
Lisa DeLapo, a Google Certified Teacher from Holy Names High School in Oakland, says about the new offering: “Any way that we, as educators, can partner with parents and increase communication between home and school is a step in the right direction. With so much of a school’s curriculum centered around the use of devices, ‘Securly for Parents’ will become the 21st century version of progress reports.”
Parents interested in this new offering can sign up for free at:
Note: Securly takes student privacy very seriously, demonstrated by the fact that it was one of the first K-12 school service providers to sign the Student Privacy Pledge: http://www.studentprivacypledge.org. For this reason, it has taken the appropriate measures to ensure that unauthorized access to student data does not take place without the explicit consent of both the student and his/her school.
Securly is the world's leading provider of cloud based security for K-12 schools. The founding team has a combined 20+ years of experience in network security. The company is a venture backed startup in Silicon Valley and serves hundreds of schools in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.