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Huntley Community School District 158

Success Stories
Gaggle for Google: Student Safety in a 1:1 Chromebook District

Following a switch to a 1:1 technology initiative, Huntley Community School District 158 in Algonquin, IL needed a solution to monitor students’ activity. The district implemented Gaggle to gain full visibility over students’ email and Google Drive activity, allowing them to react quickly and seamlessly to any situations that put students at risk. The district,...

04/08/2019
A Story of Survival

Student Safety
A Story of Survival

In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. His miraculous survival included help from a sea lion, which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and...

04/04/2019
Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

G Suite for Education
Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

Students don’t always fully understand the impact of their digital footprint, so it’s vital that educators set boundaries—especially when dealing with school-issued devices. In a district where students are in a 1:1 environment, how can educators ensure that they are behaving appropriately online every moment of every day? This was the challenge faced by Desert...

03/07/2019
Freedom High School Chantilly, VA

Student Safety
Shining a Light on Student Safety

Picture this: A student is struggling with issues that she hasn’t shared with any of her friends, classmates, or even her family. She writes about her problems in a Google doc at school, getting her thoughts and feelings out. That’s where this story ends, right? Wrong. Not when Gaggle is part of the safety program...

03/01/2019

Student Safety
Internet Hoaxes

We are aware of the Momo challenge. As with any other internet hoax, trend, challenge, or story, the way we analyze content allows us to review concerning situations regarding suicide, self-harm, and violence—regardless of the trending words used.  In the event that the resurfaced Momo challenge hoax leads your kids to communicate about thoughts of...

02/28/2019
School District 87

G Suite for Education
Using Technology for Timely Student Intervention

With 10 schools serving 5,500 students and a new 1:1 technology initiative in place, School District 87 in Bloomington, IL needed a trusted provider to keep students safe. In order to help prevent the many issues students face both online and offline—such as bullying, fighting, suicide, and self-harm—the district turned to the Gaggle student safety...

02/26/2019

Student Safety
How Vancouver Public Schools Safeguards Students Using District-Provided Devices

Following the implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington, the district’s superintendent recognized the need for a watchful eye on student safety. In order to ensure that students’ online presences weren’t unattended, the district’s IT team turned to Gaggle’s safety management platform. For the past three years, Gaggle’s trained safety...

02/12/2019

Student Safety
Four Reasons to Look More Closely at Student Accounts

When we discuss the need to monitor student email and Google or Office 365 drive accounts with school districts, we sometimes get a response like, “our kids aren’t sharing inappropriate content with these accounts.” Aside from everyday learning tasks, students are using these accounts to communicate with each other, sometimes dangerously. Here are four reasons why...

02/04/2019