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Student Safety
How Child Pornography Gets on School-Issued Technology

Many schools and districts are unaware, but there’s a very possible scenario by which child pornography can get on school-provided technology. Here are three steps that can lead to pornography on school resources.

11/16/2017
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Student Safety
Student Safety and SEL

School districts in Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Oakland and others should be applauded for adopting SEL frameworks. Together, we can make sure that our students participate in a welcoming, participatory and caring climate for learning.     

11/08/2017
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Student Safety
There’s More Than Homework in Students’ Drive Accounts

G Suite for Education and Office 365 are wonderful learning solutions, but they also present a liability to K-12 schools and districts that don’t fully consider the ramifications of student safety. Moral of the story: If you use these tools, there is more than homework in your students’ drive accounts.

11/03/2017
Reddit

Social Media
Social Network Spotlight: Reddit

While Reddit can be a resource for students who wants to view the “front page of the internet,” it also has potentially offensive or extremely graphic content.

10/26/2017
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Professional Development
Aligning Student Safety to Your Risk Management Initiatives

Given the amount of information students document in school- and district-provided online learning solutions, Gaggle Safety Management aligns itself well with your Risk Management initiatives.

10/18/2017

Success Stories
How Round Rock ISD Stays Focused on Student Safety

Our most recent Success Story highlights the work of Mario De La Rosa, Director of Safety and Security, and others at Round Rock Independent School District. In addition to learning how this Texas school district takes a proactive approach to student safety by breaking down department silos.

10/10/2017
“Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate”

Student Safety
From Slut Pages to Sexting Scandals: The Impact of Online Shame In Schools

“Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate” covers one of the biggest sexting scandals in a high school in one of the least likely towns, Duxbury, Massachusetts (nicknamed “Deluxeberry”, for its oceanfront homes), where a Dropbox account revealed photos of around 50 female students.

10/02/2017
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Student Safety
How Parents Can Help Keep Their Children Safe Online

Parents are worried about children safety online, including being harassed or bullied on school-provided online collaboration tools. Here’s some help for parents who want to know how they can partner with their local schools.

09/27/2017