Mobicip.com, an Internet safety and parental control service for mobile devices like the iPhone and iPod touch, has partnered with Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District in Tuscola, Texas, so the district can 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 program not only allows the students to use the Apple device in school, but allows the device to be taken home. The school district allows students to explore and experience the Internet, Apple App Store, music, videos and podcasts, with safe school-generated and approved content.
Many schools don’t 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, says Dr. Brant Myers, superintendent of Jim Ned CISD.
Mobicip’s service ensures CIPA-compliance, supports the school’s acceptable use policy, and makes the program eligible for eRate funding, he adds. The Safe Browser app is available on the iPhone App Store, and the service is available at http:www.mobicip.com .