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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

When students start at the intersection of digital citizenship and responsible device usage, school districts can make a real difference in their students’ lives.

eSchool News

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Student safety management is more important than ever

Student safety management is becoming a must-have for school administrators as they navigate a tricky field of potential physical safety threats

North Carolina School District Reviews Security Upgrades

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North Carolina School District Reviews Security Upgrades

A North Carolina school district increased their security by adding more surveillance cameras and discussing their use of Gaggle safety management system on campus.

The Atlantic Journal-Constitution

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12-year-old student charged with sending threatening email

District officials said a North Georgia middle school student was removed from class Friday morning after a tech-monitoring service, Gaggle, alerted them to a threatening email apparently sent by the 12-year-old.

Tech software Gaggle finds possible pornographic item on Chesterfield Schools device

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Tech software Gaggle finds possible pornographic item on Chesterfield Schools device

Police in Chesterfield, VA investigating possible pornographic items found on Chesterfield Schools device thanks to Gaggle software.


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Can artificial intelligence prevent the next Parkland shooting?

Schools working with Gaggle (and others) to monitor emails and documents help prevent student suicides, sexual predators, and acts of violence.


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Mid-state schools using tool that screens students’ school-issued emails

Gaggle uses a special algorithm to read student emails, before they are sent, for specific language, imagery, attachments, and links.


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6 tips for implementing an effective online student safety program

Like many school districts, we went into this digital transformation relying on our students and teachers to tell us when someone was acting in a way that would harm themselves or others. With nearly 24,000 students, 37 schools, and a superintendent who is tightly focused on student safety in both the online and offline world, we knew we needed to do more in this era of online learning. After all, children now are using technology that we, as adults, couldn’t have even envisioned five or 10 years ago.

Here are six strategies we used when implementing our safety platform:
1. Develop trust with your technology provider
2. Create a ‘safe’ space for sharing student information
3. Hire help for responding off hours
4. Develop and share protocols in advance
5. Use the platform to encourage good digital citizenship
6. Understand what students are capable of online

For our district, the natural choice was to implement a technology platform that would alert us to potentially worrisome communications. We took the step three years ago with the goal of making sure we didn’t leave the online presence of our students unattended. Today, our student safety solution plays an important role in helping us keep our students safe online, and in helping them be good digital citizens.