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Las Vegas valley middle school cracks down on Chromebooks

Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 19:09:00-04

SUMMERLIN (KTNV) — One Clark County middle school is cracking down on students who it says are playing video games and viewing inappropriate sites on their Chromebooks into the early morning hours.

Since Monday, teachers at Sig Rogich Middle School are now being told to no longer assign homework to students on their tablets.

A Chromebooks was assigned to students during the first week of the new school year.

Since then administrators have been tracking what your kids view on their Chromebook by using a software program called Go Guardian.

It’s been installed in all school electronics. It sends a report, each time a student is viewing a website not aligned with school use.

In a letter to all of the parents, Principal Suzie Harrison-Rollins says that the number of students viewing inappropriate sites, while using Rogich's Chromebooks at home has increased tremendously.

Their data reports indicate many students are engaged in computer games and other inappropriate sites until the early hours of the morning.

The school says this directly impacts students academic performance.

Although, the issue doesn’t affect all students teachers will no longer assign homework to be completed on the Chromebooks.