Gaggle Press Releases

Gaggle, a leader in student safety management, earns the iKeepSafe FERPA privacy badge, highlighting their dedication to student safety and data security. 

DALLAS, September 14, 2023 - iKeepSafe has awarded a FERPA privacy badge to Gaggle, a recognized leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety by proactively alerting school officials when students show signs of self-harm, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, threats of violence, and other harmful situations.

iKeepSafe's FERPA badge is the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program seeks to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.

“We are proud to receive the iKeepSafe FERPA badge,” said Jeff Patterson, Founder & CEO of Gaggle. “It symbolizes another layer of protection and represents our dedication to student safety and security of student data. This third-party certification confirms that Gaggle continues down the right path with our data security and practices.” 

"We congratulate Gaggle on demonstrating their commitment to privacy by obtaining the iKeepSafe FERPA badge," said Amber Lindsay, Vice President of iKeepSafe. "Schools are increasingly relying on independent, third-party reviews of technology companies in order to determine the quality of their privacy and safety practices. They can now feel confident that Gaggle meets iKeepSafe's standard of quality in this area."

Products participating in the iKeepSafe FERPA assessment must undergo annual re-evaluation to continue displaying the iKeepSafe FERPA badge. For the evaluation, an independent privacy expert reviewed Caduceus International Publishing Inc., its privacy policy and practices, as well as its data security practices.

For more information, visit




The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation.

Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry.


Since 1999, Gaggle has been the leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Using a powerful combination of artificial intelligence and trained safety experts, the safety solution proactively assists districts 24/7/365 in the prevention of student suicide, bullying, inappropriate behaviors, school violence, and other harmful situations. Most importantly, Gaggle continues to help hundreds of districts avoid tragedies and save lives. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Gaggle helped districts save the lives of 1,562 students who were planning or actively attempting suicide. For more information, visit and follow Gaggle on LinkedIn.

Melanie Fortier
Senior Director of Marketing, Gaggle