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News &
Advice

for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

Professional Development
Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017 is part of a series of probability-based surveys documenting media use patterns among children from birth to age 8 in America. The latest survey includes a nationally representative sample of more than 1,400 parents from all regions of the country.

02/20/2018

G Suite for Education
How Four School Districts Keep Their Students Safe on G Suite for Education

As districts like Hollidaysburg (PA), Meriden (CT), Temple (TX) and Yakima (WA) embark on 1:1 initiatives, introduce digital equity for learning or want to make sure students are safe in the open environment that they live in today, they’re turning to Gaggle to keep students safe when using G Suite for Education.

02/12/2018

Student Safety
Student Safety and Restorative Justice

Schools often are the safest places for students to be and represent the greatest opportunity to restore and develop their personal character.

02/06/2018

G Suite for Education
Is Google Hangouts Safe For Your Students?

Law enforcement has made it a point to tell us that they’ve seen activity on Hangouts quickly go the wrong direction and have arrested and sent to prison individuals preying on students. These same law enforcement officials urge districts to monitor their students’ use of Hangouts similar to other forms of school-provided communication tools.

01/31/2018

Archiving & Backup
Are There Student Safety Concerns in Your Archive?

Without a third-party archiving solution, it will be difficult to remove content related to the safety and well being of your students. Your retention rules and litigation hold policies—whether at the organizational unit (OU) level or by the user—will make it virtually impossible to remove this unwanted content.

01/25/2018

Professional Development
Should Educators Focus on Just Citizenship Instead of Digital Citizenship?

With technology always shifting, our communities and especially our students need a firm foundation for decision-making and behavior to help inform how these tools shape their lives. In the education community, we call this digital citizenship.

01/19/2018

Student Safety
The Impact of Technology-Facilitated Crimes on Students

For years, technology-facilitated crime has presented courts and legislators with the difficulty of maintaining the pace and rapidity of trends in online crime. Some of the more common forms of technology-facilitated crime that affect students today include child pornography and cyberbullying.

01/11/2018

Student Safety
Have Schools Become Too Dangerous?

With an influx of infrastructure, equipment, procedures and personnel centered around safety, can one conclude that K-12 schools and districts are becoming too dangerous for students?

01/03/2018