Bring the one online safety solution trusted by over 15,000 schools into your home.
Wave goodbye to the stress that comes with sending school devices home. Securly Home is a free feature included with your school’s Filter purchase, giving parents control over their child’s school device when it goes home, including web filtering, site restrictions, and monitored screen time.
Securly Home lets parents stay informed with what their child is doing online, whether at school or at home. This comprehensive, easy to use app lets parents block inappropriate content, view a real-time activity feed, and pause the internet from anywhere, anytime.
Securly Home works with school-owned devices only. Parents can:
View a real-time activity feed
Customize rules specifically for school devices at home
Receive notifications about concerning activity (e.g. bullying, self-harm)
Limit screen time from anywhere with the pause button
Determine when the internet is offline with offline scheduling
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Worried about disturbing your offline schedules when you change time zones? Now you get the ability to specify a time-zone for your offline schedules that doesn’t change no matter what time-zone your mobile is.
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So I use this app to track what my kids are doing. I want to block some sites but it won’t let me. It says the request timed out. Also, one time, I was trying to see what my child is doing but it showed thar my child did nothing. But it got fixed. It takes a long time to load.
Edit: nothing has changed really. I like the new features, but I can’t add any sites to rhe blocked sites
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review! We apologize you have recently had difficulties in using the app. We had an issue with reporting late last week which may have caused you to see longer than normal load times within the app. These were corrected over the weekend and you can always stay up to date on current system status by going to status.securly.com!
If you're still having difficulty in adding sites to the deny list, I would highly recommend reaching out directly to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. They'll need to know the email address you use to authenticate into the Home app and potentially your child's school email address so they can confirm what settings their school has allowed for parents. Offsite parental controls for school owned devices are still managed through the school. But regardless, they'll be very willing to help! We look forward to speaking!
Still a trash app
Hey, so my last review got taken down or something. No worries, I’m back to tell you about exciting new feature these amazing developers put into this app.
Remember when if you’re looking through your kid’s activity and you see something to block and you couldn’t block them from there? You had to remember some sketchy website name and hoped you typed it in correctly after going through a million screens to get there.
People they solved it. Kind of.
Ok not really. You still can’t block a site from the activity feed because, come on that’s too hard.
Now, you can copy the website name to the clipboard.
Yeah. That’s it. That’s the only improvement this app got.
It’s still a flaming dumpster fire of bad UI and really terrible filters that literally even a 12 year old can bypass.
On top of that, they’ve totally broken parent blacklists and whitelists. A trying to change these lists is just an invitation to watch a spinner for 30 seconds and get a timeout error message.
This app is so bad because parents aren’t who they sell to. We’re not Securly’s customers, so they have this app made by the lowest bidder.
They sell to your district’s IT dept. If you’re also tired of dealing with this trash app, let your district board know. They’re the only people Securly cares about.
Developer Response ,
I work with our product team at Securly and wanted to let you know I loved your idea. Being able to block a site from the activity feed would make it much easier to manage. This is on our roadmap for an upcoming release.
If you have any other ideas, we have a feature request portal for parents available here: http://home.ideas.aha.io/
If you add an idea to that portal, it'll keep you up to date and send you an email when it's been placed on the roadmap > coded > released.
this is the most creepy, disgusting thing i’ve ever seen. this should NOT be used on high schoolers! my parents and I think this is a disgusting controlling app. I have no respect for anyone’s parents who use this. If you’re worried about your child considering suicide, get them a bloody therapist. The audacity of this app is insane, honestly. I’m telling any parent reading this right now, controlling parents lead to sneaky kids. Every friend I have with strict parents are the most sneakiest, daring, rule-breaking people I’ve ever met. Let your child grow up without too many restrictions because that is how they learn. without strict parents I am more successful, smart, and independent than my friends who have helicopter parents. Seriously. Get a life <3
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review. While I understand your frustration with being filtered, this app is fully controlled by both your Parents and the school who provided you with the device you're using online. Now that many schools are 1:1 with devices:students and exacerbated by covid, it's incredibly difficult for schools to provide CIPA compliant experiences wherever education happens (home/school/mobile). Securly provides student safety solutions for this time and has over the last year saved over 1,000 lives through just our 24 team alone. This app, while itself doesn't filter your device, is a portal for your parents to help guide you through an appropriate online experience for your age as well as be an active member in your digital citizenship. We protect over 10 million students in a given day and have over 2 million parents enrolled in our Home solution. If you would like to have a more open online experience, it is entirely possible for your parents to manage through this app as long as the school permits it. I suggest having a conversation with your parents and school so they know your frustrations, I would imagine they would be willing to work with you to ensure the experience you have online is both safe and appropriate.
Separately, I do work with our product team and I have shared this feedback with them. If you would like to provide constructive feedback or have ideas on how we can improve the experience from a student's perspective. Reach out to our support team at email@example.com and ask to be connected with Will. I would love to have a conversation with you and your parents if it means making this product better. Thank you.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.