Four Reasons to Look More Closely at Student Accounts

When we discuss the need to monitor student email and Google or Office 365 drive accounts with school districts, we sometimes get a response like, “our kids aren’t sharing inappropriate content with these accounts.” Aside from everyday learning tasks, students are using these accounts to communicate with each other, sometimes dangerously.

Here are four reasons why kids might be using their school-issued G Suite or Office 365  accounts to share non-academic content:

Accounts can be accessed during school hours and at home

While text messaging and social media are obvious platforms for student conversations, many schools don’t allow access to phones during the day. Also, social media sites are often blocked from the school’s wireless network. G Suite and Office 365, however, are accessible from any device 24/7.

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