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  • TECHNOLOGY
    Center Grove's Mobile Minds project provides iPads for each student in grades 6-12. The devices allows us to provide a personalized instructional approach to learning where technology is utilized in meaningful ways.
     
    With technology comes the need for responsibility from the student. Center Grove encourages parents to review with their students the corporation's Acceptable Use Policy and the discipline code in the student handbooks. Student handbooks can be found on each school’s website. It is the responsibility of parents and students to know what is right and what is wrong in the use of technology.

    We also encourage parents to monitor the technology their children are using at home. Resources are available.

    Filtering Content at Home
    If you have concerns about content filtering at home, there are options available:
    1. Set up Open DNS on home internet.
      • Open DNS offers parental controls on all of your devices opendns.com/setupguide/#familyshield. (If you need technical assistance with this feature, please contact your Internet Service Provider directly.

    2. Install filters on devices.
      • School iPads: Center Grove's Technology Department does have the capability to filter inappropriate content both onsite and offsite. This filter is called the Global Proxy. It is available for extenuating circumstances or students who opt to violate the policies related to the guidelines set forth by the handbook, available on the Mobile Minds website.

        Please keep in mind that utilizing the Global Proxy does decrease and slowdown performance while on the school’s system in terms of Internet activity. To have Global Proxy put on your child’s iPad, please send your request to techhelp@centergrove.k12.in.us.

      • Personal devices and home computers: StaySafeOnline.Org offers information on how to set up parental controls on phones and other mobile devices, as well as most computers and play systems.

    3. Monitor what they're watching and playing on their devices.
     
    Internet Access
    If you do not have Internet access at home, you may qualify for a special program with reduced pricing for the Internet called Internet Essentials. You can visit this site for more information regarding this opportunity - internetessentials.com.
     
    Social Media Challenges
    Many accounts are circulating in the media regarding disturbing internet challenges that target children. They have been reported on Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and YouTube Kids, but it may also be on other platforms. While there are some claims that these challenges are hoaxes, some children may try to play these games out of curiosity and unintentionally harm themselves. You can find information about some of these internet games from Common Sense Media.