Safety Best Practices

Follow the guidelines below for the safety of your students and groups:

Do not post Group codes publicly: It’s a good idea to distribute the Group code to your students in class. Distributing the code via a blog, Twitter, or any other public forum creates opportunities for unwanted persons to join your Group. If you want to post the “join” information on your personal website to encourage teachers or students to join, please use the Join Group URL which you can find in the Group's settings menu.

Lock Group codes after all students have joined: Once your students have joined your Edmodo Group, be sure to lock the Group. This prevents other users from joining your Group without your approval (until you unlock the Group). You can lock the Group Code by selecting the "Lock Icon" to the left of the Group code. Edmodo will automatically lock your Groups after they have been unlocked for 14 days. Locked Group codes can still be used to join a group, but using a locked code will require the teacher to approve the join-group request.

  • Note: You can easily unlock your Group Code to generate a new Group Code and allow new members to join.

Monitor student posts: As a Group owner, you have complete control over your Groups. Here are a few ways to help you manage student posts:

  • Set up notifications - Notifications alert you of new activity in your Groups and connections. We recommend setting up text or email Notifications to help you monitor students’ posts within your Groups. To turn your Notifications on, visit your “Account Settings” page.
  • Delete / edit posts - As the Group owner, you can delete or edit any student post in the Group’s Post Stream by clicking on the small blue arrow in the top right-hand corner of the post. Note: you must hover your mouse over the post to see the Settings Icon.
  • Post moderation - Post moderation requires the Group owner to approve all posts and replies before they appear in the Group’s Post Stream. Post moderation can be turned on/off by clicking the gear located to the right of the Group’s name on the left side panel and selecting “Group Settings”. In the pop-up box that appears and check the box "Moderate all Posts and Replies."

Use “read-only” status when needed: “Read-only” status provides a valuable bridge for students who are in the process of building appropriate digital citizenship skills. Read-only status can be managed by the teacher and allows a student to view classroom messages, submit assignments and communicate directly to his/her teacher, but does not allow the student to post to the Group or reply to Notes sent to that Group.

Select unique student passwords: Students should create unique student passwords. Using generic passwords (such as “password”, “Name”123 or birthdates) makes it easy for students to guess each others’ passwords. 

  • Note: Passwords are case sensitive.

Set expectations: It’s important to set expectations with students about the content that is appropriate for your Edmodo class Group. At the beginning of the year, you may want to implement guidelines for posting behavior and etiquette. You can find sample guidelines and a sample code of conduct on our Teacher Rollout Resources page.

Set up a school or district subdomain: Having a subdomain allows all communication within your school or district to be viewed by administrators, providing full disclosure for teachers and students. It also enables better communication between schools in your district. Encourage your district administrator to sign up for a school or district subdomain.

Edmodo is automatically defaulted to HTTPS for extra security: For further questions, contact us and we will get back to you shortly.