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Internet Filtering

West Chicago Community High School District 94 does not filter student Chromebooks when students are not on campus.  There are many options for home internet filtering.  West Chicago Community High School District 94 has not tested these services.  Please understand that these are third party resources and the inclusion of these resources on our website does not imply full endorsement of their content.   Both types of system types suggested below do not require any software or apps to be installed on the student devices.  However, filtering will only occur while the student is using the home network.     There are many free services that offer generic adult content filtering but they lack customization options. These systems require a small configuration change on the home router.  Some of the services offer paid tiers with some additional configuration options.     For increased reporting and control over what apps, websites, and devices are monitored and restricted, we recommend a hub/proxy service.  These systems allow much more granular control over what is and is not blocked and also offer much better reporting of internet access.    

At-Risk Monitoring

It’s not always easy to see that a student is struggling and it’s possible that students who are in need of help may not always be visible. West Chicago Community High School utilizes GoGuardian Beacon to augment our district's crisis prevention program by providing an additional layer of coverage to help identify at-risk behavior. GoGuardian Beacon monitors for online activity that indicates a risk of self-harm, suicide, or possible harm to others and alerts our Student Services staff when at-risk behavior is detected online.

Please know that while we do not filter internet activity outside of school.  However, all internet activity associated with your student's school account is monitored by Beacon.

For more information about GoGuardian Beacon, click here.