Student Tracking

The questions we get from parents range from "how can I block EVERYTHING?" to "How can I just know they are safe?".  Here are some key concepts and tools you can use to accomplish this.


Tools:
  • Know all their usernames and passwords - most effective tool of all!
    • Pros - keeps the parent student conversation going, lets the student consistently know you (more importantly God) is watching and the parent knows the apps they use
    • Cons - takes continual effort on the part of the parent, apps can change frequently 
  • Tracking Student Device Activity - www.teensafe.com
    • Pros - one place to get a majority of the activity logged
    • Cons - time amount of involved to review what they are doing on their phones, iPads and computers (this is the case with all tracking); monthly cost and students can still use other devices

Ideas for your home:
  • No devices at the dinner table.
  • No devices over night in the bedrooms
  • Parent have the charging station in their room
  • Take up devices during overnight stays
  • Tech free weekends


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