by Copilot Networks
Copilot Family is a mobile management application designed for parents and K-12 schools with a BYOD policy to monitor and control students’ device usability in real-time. Copilot Schools enables schools to customize the management interface according to the school system, providing school administrators and teachers unique management over school devices. Copilot Family is free to use whereas the price of customized Copilot Schools depends on the scope and situation of the school system.
Teachers and administrators need to install Copilot Family, create an account, and enroll their student’s device. After setup, parents, instructors, and administrators can control students’ mobile usage in real-time with various management tools. Copilot Family can manage internet access and other applications, including built-in mobile features such as the camera, Facetime, or text-messaging. Copilot Family can also track the location of the mobile device, and notify when the user arrives or leaves a specific destination. In addition, parents can track which applications are installed or deleted from the device, its battery life, and other various activities. Security features include locking the phone and wiping all stored memory.
Copilot Schools is a customized administrative interface that aligns with a school district’s mobile security and device usage policies. Copilot Networks will provide one-on-one product training with school administrators and IT team. Administrators can manage multiple devices through a single dashboard. Certain features of Copilot Schools include whitelisting specific applications or websites for students that align with the curriculum and control browsing accessibility, application usage, and social media based on time or location. Security features include tracking the location of, locking, and wiping all content from the device. Because Copilot Schools is customized according to district standards and situation, other features may also exist.
Copilot Family is browser-based on a Chromebook and mobile oriented with iOS and Android devices. After downloading the application, users will create and sync a Copilot Family account. Users can then enroll other devices to be managed. More information on how to get started can be found in this video.
Copilot Family is free for parents and schools with a BYOD policy. Copilot Schools requires a monthly or annual subscription charge.
WHO IS USING IT
Copilot Family has about 5,000 users as of September, 2015
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