How To Block Books

Explanation

As an administrator, I am concerned about content in books that I feel is not appropriate for my students.  How can I block books containing inappropriate content?

Resolution

The myON building administrator can change the grade level access of any book in the school’s myON book collections or to allow no access at all.  Parents and teachers who have concerns about whether a book is appropriate for their child or students should contact the building administrator for their school to discuss their concerns.

If the school determines that student access to a book should be limited, the myON building administrator can then make the appropriate changes.  This is a building-level decision and it will impact book access for all the students in the building.  It cannot be changed separately for different students. 

However, the grade level access for each book needs to be changed individually.  There is no way to change all books in a certain category or at a certain grade level.  However, myON has developed an interface to make it easier for the myON building administrator to find books and change book access for students.

Here are the steps that need to be followed to change grade level access for a book:

  1. Log on to myON using Building Administrator credentials.
  2. From the Building Administrator dashboard screen, click on My School, then Account, and then Books.

  1. User the filters to find the book(s) you would like to block access to.
  2. Click in the checkbox to select the book.
  3. Use the “Set min grade of selected to:” drop down list to choose the minimum grade level for the book.
  4. Click Save to set the minimum grade level access.

  1. The “SET Min” column will reflect the change.
  2. The “SET By” column will detail the date of the change and who made it.