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Professional Development
The Importance of Professional Development for Student Safety

Rhea County School District in Tennessee was looking for a way to solve a very modern problem: protecting students in the digital world by monitoring behavior in G Suite programs. At a 2018 industry conference, Technology Director Dallas Hicks found the right solution to support the district’s endeavor after being introduced to Gaggle. But having...

09/23/2019
Offering School Districts a Better View of Blind Spots

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Offering School Districts a Better View of Blind Spots

Colorado’s Weld County School District needed a way to monitor students’ online activity in a 1:1 environment. While the district was already using an email filtering program, the results were mainly time-consuming false reports. “We had this incredible blind spot; we couldn’t see what was in our students’ Google Drive folders or what they were...

09/17/2019
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Student Safety
Suicide Prevention: Providing Resources for Struggling Students

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among today’s youth between the ages of 10 and 24. Last year alone, Gaggle found 52,000 references to suicide or self-harm in students’ online activity. Of these, more than 6,000 were serious enough to merit immediate attention by the district. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,...

09/11/2019
Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

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Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Gaggle is more than simply a school safety company or an AI algorithm that works to monitor students’ digital footprint. It’s an organization of professionals across the country who are devoted to empowering educators, protecting students, and saving lives. At the core of our student safety mission is the Gaggle Customer Service Team, the beating...

09/10/2019
Curbing Student Drug Use with Gaggle

Student Safety
Curbing Student Drug Use with Gaggle

Student drug use is a prevailing challenge for school districts across the country. Although federally illegal, underage students are frequently using substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana on and off school campus. According to the Center for Disease Control, teen substance use has been linked to delayed growth and brain development, increased risk behaviors...

08/26/2019
Why Get a Gaggle Safety Audit?

Student Safety
Why Get a Gaggle Safety Audit?

A Safety Audit, performed by Gaggle is a retrospective analysis of student-created content and review of possible incidents Gaggle’s services would have caught, had you been a subscriber at the time. In the past year, Gaggle has completed 80 Safety Audits and found 183,700 actionable items that would have led to an immediate response by...

08/21/2019
What is a Gaggle Safety Audit?

Student Safety
What is a Gaggle Safety Audit?

A Safety Audit, performed by Gaggle and exclusive to your school or district, provides a retrospective analysis of content and review of possible incidents Gaggle’s services would have caught, had you been a subscriber at the time. Through this comprehensive report of past content, your school and district administrators are able to see exactly what...

08/14/2019

Student Safety
How Gaggle Helps a District Teach Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is an area of focus for most schools across the country. The goal is to help bring a foundational knowledge and skill set to children so that they can effectively and responsibly use and interact with digital media and the internet. It also addresses the role of children being content creators who are...

07/30/2019