., click here to enter for a chance to win one of our many $50 gift cards we are giving away.

Learn more

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Remind App Guide (2024): What Parents, Educators, & Students Need to Know

., you're logged in!
Enjoy this resource and share our programs with your school district to send these resources to your whole community
Tell Your School District About Our Program
., you're logged in!
Share this resource with a parent at .  (or visit our new sharing center)
., you're logged in!
Enjoy this demo pass. Click the button to share access with leaders in your school district (or visit our new sharing center)
Share Your Demo Pass With School District Leaders

Become a member or login to learn more on this topic

Superintendents, Directors and Principals: Request a partnership on this page to unlock our resources for your whole community.
March 13, 2023

Unlock this lesson to learn what you can do to keep kids safe on Remind

This Remind app guide will help parents learn:

  • Why Remind is so popular with students
  • Why parents should care about Remind
  • Tips for parents and students using Remind

In this guide, parents & educators will learn:

Learn why parents and educators should care about Remind

Log in or join the VIP membership today to view all SmartSocial.com resources about communication apps!

Become a member or log in to learn more on this topic

Superintendents, Directors and Principals: Request a partnership on this page to unlock our resources for your whole community.
Quotation marks

This is great info, thanks for giving me some ideas on how to start a dialogue with my teen!

StarStarStarStarStar

Sharon M.

Parent VIP Member

Quotation marks

Josh's presentation about social media was unbelievably fantastic. Our students learned so much about what kids should and shouldn't be doing. The fact that it is such a thoughtful process made it all worthwhile.

StarStarStarStarStar

Director of College Advising

Educator Webinar Attendee

Quotation marks

This webinar is a very helpful eye-opener on the apps that are popular with my students.

StarStarStarStarStar

Irene C.

Educator Webinar Attendee

Remind App Guide (2024): What Parents, Educators, & Students Need to Know

., you're logged in!
Enjoy this resource and share our programs with your school district to send these resources to your whole community
Tell Your School District About Our Program
., you're logged in!
Share this resource with a parent at .  (or visit our new sharing center)
., you're logged in!
Enjoy this demo pass. Click the button to share access with leaders in your school district (or visit our new sharing center)
Share Your Demo Pass With School District Leaders

Many teachers find it challenging to communicate effectively with their students and their families. Remind is a safe and straightforward communication and classroom management platform that makes it easy for parents to stay connected with their student’s classes or athletic teams and for teachers to effortlessly convey school updates to their classes and their families.  In this SmartSocial app guide, you will learn what the Remind app is and how it works, if there are any potential dangers to the app, and the important settings to configure within the app.

What is Remind?

  • Remind is a communication platform that is designed for schools, teachers, or group leaders to relay information to their students and their parents through one app
  • Teachers can send out a unique class code that allows parents or students to join the class or group through the app.  Users cannot join the groups without the code
  • Although the app is free to use, there are additional features that require fees such as the Remind Tutoring Services or a Hub for administrators

What can parents & educators do?

  • When a teacher sends home a class code, parents should join the class through the app to ensure they are able to communicate with the teacher
  • Adjust notification preferences to make sure you are not missing any important announcements
  • Advise students to make sure they recognize the class owner or teacher before joining a group.  If they join the wrong class by mistake, they have the option to remove themselves from the group at any time
  • Discuss with your students that the messages are never edited or deleted and that any user can report another user on the platform for behavior that violates the Remind community guidelines or anti-bullying policy (Source: Remind.com)

Additional information about Remind

  • Teachers or other group activity leaders can use Remind independently with their classes or an entire school can sign up for a Hub membership which allows school administrators oversight and expanded features (Source: Remind)
  • Teachers, students, and parents can communicate without having to share personal contact information
  • Users can connect with multiple classes, groups, or entire organizations within the same platform
  • Users can select a language other than English and messages will automatically translate  into the preferred language
  • Remind’s Terms of Service state that children under 18 years old must have their parent’s permission before using the app
  • Users have the ability to message a single user or an entire class either allowing the whole group to view all replies, or only allowing members to see their own replies
  • Remind allows users to share files, links, and photos and other apps, such as Google Drive or Canvas, can be integrated for collaboration

What is Remind rated?

Apple App Store: 4+

Google Play Store: E (Everyone)

Privacy Policy

Terms of Service

Available on iOS, Android, or www.remind.com

Privacy/Setting recommendations

How to adjust notification preferences

  • Tap gear icon
  • Tap “Notifications”
  • Select the methods you want to be notified with new posts

What others are saying

Remind seems like such great idea. It opens the lines of communication between teachers and parents. Parents can be held accountable for knowing what is coming up such as due dates, quizzes and tests. Parents can also get involved in the academic experience of their children. Now that technology is literally in the hands of almost every student in some areas, sending reminders to each individual ensures that your reminder will not be unseen. This app is also a very safe way to communicate with students. A code is utilized which prevents individuals from sharing actual phone numbers. Also, conversations are saved which eliminates inappropriate usage of messaging! All in all, it is incredibly innovative and useful in any classroom setting! - Callum, Teacher, Common Sense Media review

Why do teens want to be on Remind

  • Many teachers will set up a class group and send test and assignment reminders through the app
  • Remind can be a great and easy way for students to send real time messages directly to their teacher
  • Teens would rather check a text message as opposed to an email from their teacher or club

Conclusion

Technology can help teachers, students, and parents stay connected on important news and events.  Remind is a safe and effective communication tool that can be used by entire schools or individual teachers or coaches to stay connected with their classes or teams and their parents.  

Logged in and still not seeing content? This course may not be part of
your membership plan. Click here to join.

Superintendents, Directors and Principals: Request a partnership on this page to unlock our resources for your whole community.

Unlock this lesson to learn what you can do to keep kids safe on Remind

This Remind app guide will help parents learn:

  • Why Remind is so popular with students
  • Why parents should care about Remind
  • Tips for parents and students using Remind

In this guide, parents & educators will learn:

Learn why parents and educators should care about Remind

Log in or join the VIP membership today to view all SmartSocial.com resources about communication apps!

Become a member or log in to learn more on this topic

Superintendents, Directors and Principals: Request a partnership on this page to unlock our resources for your whole community.
Quotation marks

This is great info, thanks for giving me some ideas on how to start a dialogue with my teen!

StarStarStarStarStar

Sharon M.

Parent VIP Member

Quotation marks

Josh's presentation about social media was unbelievably fantastic. Our students learned so much about what kids should and shouldn't be doing. The fact that it is such a thoughtful process made it all worthwhile.

StarStarStarStarStar

Director of College Advising

Educator Webinar Attendee

Quotation marks

This webinar is a very helpful eye-opener on the apps that are popular with my students.

StarStarStarStarStar

Irene C.

Educator Webinar Attendee

Learn more

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Join Our Next Live Parent Q&A Events

Jul
18
Register

Parent Strategies for Your Struggling Teen (Live Event)

This event is for parents of teens who are struggling with negative self-talk, managing emotions, or self isolation to help their teens can build a bright and meaningful future.

Jul
23
Register

Sneaky Ways TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts are Pulling Kids in and Making Them Numb

Join this live parent night event and find out what tricks video apps are using to keep your kids watching

Become a Very Informed Parent (VIP) to get our social media suggestions in your email every Tuesday & Thursday.

Dotted arrow to right
Learn about our
"Very Informed Parent" 
VIP Program
Right arrow
Josh Ochs headshot Round

Schools & Districts: Partner with us to protect your community online

Our remote presentations (and website) teaches over a million students each year how to shine online. We teach students how their accounts can be used to create a portfolio of positive accomplishments that impress colleges and employers.

Partner with SmartSocial.com
Right arrow
SmartSocial podcast logo
Join Our Smart Social Podcast
each week on iTunes

With over 240 episodes, Josh Ochs interviews psychologists, therapists, counselors, teachers, and parents while showing you how to navigate social media to someday shine online.

Listen on: