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 April 3, 2016  Youth & Schools

Anya Kemenetz reports:

Ken Yeh is the director of technology at Ontario Christian Schools, a private K-12 school near Los Angeles with about 100 children per grade.

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Google software, like that of other companies, comes with virus protection and the ability to filter search results and block certain Web sites, but Ontario Christian Schools turned to a third party to provide an additional layer of security: a startup called GoGuardian.

GoGuardian helped Yeh and school leaders create a list of off-limits websites: porn, hacking-related sites and “timewasters” like online games, TV and movie streaming. The software also has another feature: It tracks students’ browsing and searches whenever they are using the computer, at home or at school. And that’s how Yeh was alerted that a student appeared to be in severe emotional distress.

Read more on NPR.

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