Case Study

Gaggle Safeguards Students at Highline Public Schools

WASHINGTON |  5,001 - 25,000 STUDENTS | SAFETY MANAGEMENT FOR GOOGLE

Hearing Students' Cries for Help

Serving approximately 17,500 students, Highline Public Schools utilized student safety monitoring software to identify those who are crying out for help.

Safeguarding a Diverse Student Population

Challenge:

Located just south of Seattle, Highline Public Schools serves more than 17,500 pre-K through twelfth-grade students across 35 schools. This urban Washington district wanted to safeguard its diverse student population in the digital playground.

A circular maze with a lightbulb in the middle of it.

A Powerful Partnership to Help Students in Crises

The Solution:

Highline Public Schools implemented Gaggle Safety Management for the district’s Google Workspace for Education and Google Chat environments. This amplified the districts ability to hear students’ cries for help, identifying those who are in crisis so they can intervene and provide support.

A yellow lightbulb that has been turned on.

Online Monitoring for the Digital Playground

The Results:

Thanks to Gaggle, multiple student lives have been saved, and the district intervenes when
necessary to provide teachable moments and keep students on the path to success.

"We’ve created a digital playground—and just as we have playground monitors on our physical playgrounds, I think we need to have monitors as well on the digital playground that our kids are in.” - Dr. Enfield, former Superintendent at Highline Public Schools.

CASE STUDY - Highline Public Schools
“There are children in crisis in my district. But with Gaggle, my team and I have the ability to intervene on behalf of students who really are crying out for help. Today more than ever before, those cries for help are increasing, and we need to hear them. And Gaggle allows us to hear them and do something about it.”

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