Top 10 Reasons Why GoGuardian SucksIf 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.
GoGuardian is a spyware tools that some schools (including mine) use to spy on their students, which is technically an invasion of privacy.
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 www.brainpop.com, but it was blocked for no reason.
That is dumb that it blocks school appropriate websites and stuff
My school just recently blocked this website, but I can luckily still access this website under guest mode so it's not like I'm totally screwed.
My school also recently just banned Quora, which also sucks. Then again, I always use guest mode when I'm on my school chromebook, so I don't have to really worry about this.
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.
Most websites with games on them (including Newgrounds) on the internet are blocked because of this stupid extension.
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.
Luckily I had another chromebook so they couldn't get this one.
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.
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.
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.
It's a boring logo and it reminds you it's there and that someone is likely watching you.