Dynamic Internet Filtering Service Enables a Pioneering School District in Texas to Roll Out iPod Touch Devices to Every High School Student in the District, Putting Parents and Educators at Ease
Mobicip.com, the leading internet safety and parental control service for mobile devices like the iPhone and iPod Touch, partnered with Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District in Tuscola, TX so they could safely send iPod Touch devices home with every high school student in the district.
Jim Ned CISD launched a 1:1 program where every High School student was given a school-provisioned iPod Touch. The unique program not only allows the students to use the iPod Touch in school, but allows the device to be taken home so that the students can learn anytime anywhere. The school district allows students to explore and experience the Internet, App Store, music, videos and podcasts, with safe school-generated and approved content so teens can learn and use technology they relate to.
Most schools do not allow iPods out of the schools due to fear of teens surfing the web without supervision. Mobicip’s internet safety and parental control service allows educators to embrace new technology while letting teens embrace new-rules learning, on safe, secure terms. "Children today are growing up in an era where they are exposed to technology and content that can transform their learning experience, and it is our responsibility to allow them to do so safely," says Dr. Brant Myers, Superintendent of Jim Ned CISD. “You wouldn’t give a hammer to someone and tell her that you can use it for anything except drive a nail in the wall. We feel the same way about the iPods and learning. Mobicip allows us to unleash the web on these devices, address parental control wishes and let our students learn in and out of school, both on their terms and parent/educator’s terms.”
After a careful review of all available online security options, the school board and administration selected Mobicip's Safe Browser app and web-based monitoring service due to the high quality of the app and Internet filter. Mobicip’s service ensures CIPA-compliance, supports the school’s acceptable use policy, and makes the program eligible for eRate funding.
"Mobicip.com is proud to be a part of pioneering educational programs using the iPod Touch and netbooks around the country. Personalized learning and mobility fundamentally transform how children learn and we are proud to play a significant role in the process," says Suren Ramasubbu, Founder and CEO of Mobicip.com. "Mobicip's service is being used by thousands of parents around the world, and the fact that it is being adopted by schools is a testament to its capabilities."
The Safe Browser app is available on the iPhone App Store, and the service is available at www.mobicip.com. The full press release is available at www.mobicip.com/press.
About Mobicip Web Filtering and Dynamic Parental Control Software
Mobicip is the most powerful internet filtering and parental control software designed specifically to work with mobile devices. Parents and Educators use Mobicip’s custom web filtering so kids and teens can use the Internet safely, securely and specific to their age, interests and parent/educator requirements. The Safe Browser iPhone app is the most popular parental control app on the iPhone App store. Learn more about Mobicip at www.mobicip.com.
Lorrie Thomas, 805-380-5687