After School Rules

Navigate to After School Rules by clicking Internet Access > After School Rules in the left-side menu.

On the After School Rules page, you can enable the rules by adjusting the slider. You can apply After School Rules in two ways, according to a schedule (Scheduled) or when students are off campus based on IP range (Off-Campus).

Note: After School Rules use your public IP address.

Scheduled After School Rules

To set After School Rules according to a schedule select the Scheduled option.

After selecting the Scheduled option, you can set the start and end times for After School Rules. The After School Rules you set will only apply during the periods you specify. You can set separate schedules for weekdays (Mon-Fri) and the weekend (Sat, Sun).

To set a schedule, enter the time you want After School Rules to take effect into the Start field and the time you want After School Rules to end into the End field.

Off Campus After School Rules

Set After School Rules according to IP range by selecting the Off Campus option.

After selecting the Off Campus  option, your After School Rules automatically apply when students’ devices leave your specified networks.

To set your networks, click the network button () to the right of the slider:

This opens the Campus Networks dialog box. To add a campus network:

  1. Enter your network name in the Network box.
  2. Enter your Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) number in the CIDR box.
  3. Select your predefined CIDR switch from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add.

You will then see your network in the Network list. Add as many networks as necessary. You can delete a network from the list by clicking the to the right.

Note: The CIDR is a range of IPs. Example: If your IPs range from 192.168.1.0 to 192.168.1.25, your CIDR is 192.168.1.0/25. You can use this tool to determine your CIDR.

Setting After School Rules

After deciding when to apply After School Rules, you can set the actual rules. Your options for setting After School Rules are broken into the following sections: General, Lockouts, Videos, Social Media, and Categories.

General

The General section allows you to set after school internet access and reporting options.

Internet Access – Select one of the following options for your users’ after school internet access:

  • Off – Internet access will be completely off and your users will not be able to access the internet on their devices.
  • Filtered – Users will have internet access, but it will be filtered based on your Relay rules.
  • Unfiltered – Users will have internet access, and it will be completely unfiltered with none of your Relay rules applying.

Reporting – Enable this to record and report user activity after school. Disable Reporting to stop reporting internet activity after school. Enable or disable this option by clicking the toggle button.

Enable Relay for Chromebooks only – Enable this feature if you only want reports on data generated by users logged in on Chromebooks. If enabled, Relay ignores users logged into the Chrome browser on a different operating system. Enable or disable this option by clicking the toggle button.

Videos

The Videos section allows you to set after school video rules for your users. These settings are similar to those found in the Video Rules section at Internet Access > Video Rules.

YouTube – By default, YouTube is allowed. You can block your users from accessing YouTube by selecting the Block YouTube option from the drop-down menu.

Smart Play – Enable Smart Play by clicking the toggle button to the right of Smart Play. You can allow uncategorized videos by clicking the toggle button next to Allow Uncategorized Videos. However, as these videos may contain mature content, we recommend that you leave this option disabled for students. Learn more about Smart Play in the Internet Access > Videos documentation.

Click the Show YouTube Options button to show the YouTube Controls options.

You can turn the options on (on) or off ( 84).

YouTube Controls include:

  • Force Restricted Mode – This option enables YouTube’s Restricted Mode, which hides any videos that YouTube determines to be inappropriate. You can learn more about Restricted Mode in this YouTube help video.

    Note: Restricted Mode should be disabled if Smart Play is enabled.

  • Hide Featured Videos on Channels – This option hides the featured autoplay video found at the top of a YouTube channel.
  • Hide Video Thumbnails – This option hides video thumbnails on YouTube.
    Note: This option should be disabled if Smart Play is enabled, as Smart Play will automatically hide all blocked thumbnails.
  • Hide Comments – This option hides comments on YouTube videos as well as discussion comments. YouTube allows users to leave comments on videos. These comments are usually not moderated and can contain offensive language.
  • Hide Sidebar – This option hides the YouTube sidebar, which contains related videos. These related videos are determined by a complex algorithm that suggests videos related to the video currently being watched as well as videos that the user might find interesting based on their browsing history. These videos could be offensive or distracting or could contain videos that are in your blocked categories.

We recommend enabling Hide Featured Videos on Channels, Hide Comments, and Hide Sidebars if using Smart Play or enabling all options if not using Smart Play.

Social Media

The Social Media section allows you to block or allow access to popular social media platforms.

Click on the toggle buttons to the left of the social media platform to allow or block access.

  • 15—indicates the social media platform is allowed.
  • 16—indicates the social media platform is blocked.

You can configure Social Media access even more by enabling these options:

  • Lockouts – If Lockouts are Enabled, selecting this option will apply the Lockout rules to users who access the social media platform.
  • Overridable – If access to the social media platform is blocked, select this option to allow overrides at the Block Screen.
  • Read Only – This option allows users to view content on the social media platform but restricts them from interacting with the content (like posting, sharing, or commenting).
  • Lock/Unlock – Choose to Lock or Unlock the category at the organizational, school, or group level. For example, if the social media platform is locked at the top-most level (organization), settings at the sub-levels cannot be changed.

Categories

The Categories section allows you to block websites by category instead of having to block each website individually.

Each category has a category name, a toggle button, and a category definition. Click the toggle button to the left of the category to allow or block access to the category.

  • 15—indicates the category is allowed.
  • 16—indicates the category is blocked.

By default, After School Rules only shows the Recreation Categories. Click Show All Categories at the end of the section to view all Categories.