With web filtering, cyberbullying monitoring, and self-harm alerts, Securly provides districts the eyes and the ears they need to maintain safety at all times, across different schools, and different devices. Technology evolves rapidly, so schools need solutions that meet the dangers kids face today, right now.
Securly is a DNS based web filter that will allow a more granular control by grade level of the web content our devices are accessing. It will apply to any PPS device regardless of location. The only changes staff and students should see are the following:
Users not using chromebooks may be asked to authenticate with their PPS Google Account periodically so the system can properly identify what permissions they have. There is an example of this below. Usually you can just click on your PPS google account if it is already signed in, otherwise you may have to type in your email and password.
If you are having issues accessing a site, you may need to "trigger" the web filter to prompt you to login on some non-chrome devices like macbooks or windows laptops. You can do this by visiting a site you can expect to be blocked like https://www.addictinggames.com
All PPS devices must either have the Securly certificate installed as described below, or they must connect to the PPS Guest network instead which is filtered at the elementary school level.