Family Messaging (BETA) FAQ for Teachers

What is family messaging?

Families in your class will now be able to plan playdates, coordinate carpools, send birthday party invites, and more via ClassDojo messaging. 

How will family messaging help teachers?

The #1 thing we hear from teachers? They’re excited not to be the middleman for families looking to communicate! Teachers also tell us they’re happy for students to have more socialization opportunities with their classmates and to foster a closer-knit classroom community.

How will family messaging help families?

The #1 thing families want to do is plan playdates for their kids! They also want to send birthday party invites, help with coordination for school events, plan teacher gifts 😉, and more.

Can families choose not to participate?

Families can block other families from messaging them, which will keep them hidden in the contact list. If a family doesn’t wish to be messaged by other families, then they can block the other families in the class.

How will family messaging work?

From the ClassDojo app or website, families will tap Messages, tap the compose message icon, and then select from any of the other families in their kid’s class. Nothing will change about how teachers and families message each other! Here is an example of what this will look like for families: 
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How are you keeping things kind?

Families will need to agree to our Community Guidelines around communicating kindly before they can message another family (coming soon). Families can also report messages to our ClassDojo moderation team and block other families from contacting them.

Where can I send feedback?

If you run into a bug or have ideas for making ClassDojo Messaging more amazing, please send us a note at hello@classdojo.com. 

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