Best Practices for Parents

Whether it's having students use an avatar as a profile picture or making a habit of logging out after using Edmodo, parents can help their student get the most out of the Internet while protecting them from the online world. By educating your child to make their own safe and ethical decisions as they navigate their digital lives, parents have the opportunity to empower their student to think critically, behave safely and responsibly online. Here at Edmodo, we've compiled a few best practices to share with your student for the best Edmodo experience:

 

Set Expectations With Your Child

Although your child’s school will have its own expectations and guidelines for using the internet and Edmodo accounts, it is important for you to discuss and set your own guidelines with them regarding online behavior. We encourage you to review your child’s school’s internet usage policy and discuss it with your child, their teacher, and the school.

 

Strong Passwords 

Passwords protect your online accounts from being stolen or used by others. Students should create unique student passwords and should not share them with anyone else. Our suggestion for a password should contain at least eight characters and have a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. We also suggest changing your password regularly (at least every six months). Learn more about managing your student's Account Settings.  

 

Have Email Notifications Set Up

Notifications keep you and your student up to date on all class activity. We recommend students and parents alike enable notifications on their account so as they're sure not to miss any important information. See how to enable and personalize your student's Edmodo notifications.