Top 10 Reasons Why GoGuardian Sucks

If you don't know what this is, GoGuardian is basically a spyware extension that schools put onto student's computers and allow schools to block most websites, including school appropriate ones. Hell, even websites like Quora and TheTopTens are blocked by GoGuardian at my school, which forces me to log in under the much less restrictive guest mode. Feel free to add anything I didn't already list here.
The Top Ten
1 It spies on students

GoGuardian is a spyware tools that some schools (including mine) use to spy on their students, which is technically an invasion of privacy.

I definitely can't lie about that. The teachers can spy on what I'm up to as long as I'm doing it on my school account.

It scares me I can't play cool math games.

No explanation needed

2 It blocks school appropriate websites

like, I needed to use a website of gameplay for a video game for an assignment once, and it was BLOCKED by GOGUARDIAN. my teacher couldn't do anything about it!

At my school, GoGuardian will sometimes block school appropriate websites that teachers want you to use. For instance, my 9th grade computer applications teacher once told us to go to, but it was blocked for no reason.

That is dumb that it blocks school appropriate websites and stuff

3 It blocks many YouTube videos that aren't even inappropriate

I can understand blocking videos that are actually inappropriate, but why the hell does it block certain song lyric videos while allowing others of the exact same song? It's stupid and extremely annoying.

I agree with all of this

Some educational videos that teachers put on modules are blocked

4 It blocks most game websites

Most websites with games on them (including Newgrounds) on the internet are blocked because of this stupid extension.

5 You can't remove it from your computer

You can't remove it from the computer because it sadly won't let you uninstall it, which is stupid. I swear the schools and school districts that use GoGuardian are pure evil.

I tried to remove it once after watching a YouTube tutorial when I was in 8th grade during the spring 2020 lockdown, but I ended up breaking the computer in the process as I was unable to log in to the developer mode.

GoGuardian had forced people to not remove it from their devices, GoGuardian shall not exist.

Just really annoying

Luckily I had another chromebook so they couldn't get this one.

6 It violates the 4th Amendment

I agree because this is my personal computer. They can't spy on my computer. Know what? They shouldn't spy on kids because it is down right wrong. Also after school, they are STILL being spied on!

The 4th amendment grants the right to privacy, but yet schools stupidly violate the privacy of students by spying on literally everything they do online. I don't think there's anything creepier than knowing the fact that someone is spying on you even when you're in your own home.

7 It blocks most proxies

If you're thinking of getting around GoGuardian with a proxy, there's a 99.9% chance that the proxy you're using is blocked, which makes it much harder to get around the extreme restrictions.

For me, some proxies are still available to me, but I think in other districts, it does block proxies.

8 It lets teachers close tabs

I haven't had this problem, but from what I've read, some schools allow teachers to close tabs on student's computers for no good reason whatsoever. As if simply just getting spied on wasn't bad enough.

9 It blocks websites even if you're at your own house

When opening up my school chromebook at home, it still restricts websites.

10 The logo sucks

It's a boring logo and it reminds you it's there and that someone is likely watching you.

Really it sucks.

The Newcomers

? It sometimes blocks school websites
? It blocks educational videos
The Contenders
11 It can spy on your home computer if you sign in to your school account at home

One time I signed in on my school account on my home computer, and GoGuardian said that it's setting itself up on my computer. When I remove my school account from Chrome on my home computer, it seemingly disappeared. I hope the school isn't going to restrict me from video games when I'm at home NOT on my school account.

12 It lets teachers disable your browsing

That is supremely stupid.

13 It blocks school appropriate games

I tried to play a game on Cool Math Games, but it gave me that evil screen. I also couldn't play Poki, (though that one's understandable) or even Wordle parodies!

14 it blocks helpful websites

All of these are so true

15 It will block things because they are categorized as ''Unknown''
16 It can take screenshots
17 It sees your search history
18 It still works when you use out of school mode
19 It can see through your webcam
20 It lets teachers see what you are doing even at home
21 Teachers can see what tab is open at all times
22 It tracks your location
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