A Recipe for Keeping Students Safe When Using Google Apps

When Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) made the switch to Google Apps for Education, there was one important, missing ingredient from bringing safe communication and collaboration to its students and teachers. CPS needed additional controls, including 24/7 filtering and monitoring, to make Google Apps a safe online learning environment.

Teachers and staff didn’t have the time necessary to monitor queues or logs on Google’s free suite of productivity applications, and the district had no intentions of taking any shortcuts. With the addition of Gaggle Safety Management for Google Apps, which applies additional controls, including 24/7 filtering and monitoring by Student Safety Representatives, CPS furthers its objective to provide a safe online learning environment for students.

In this case study learn how Cincinnati Public Schools is able to:

  • Provide safety controls that surpass those that come with Google Apps.
  • Rely on the proprietary Gaggle Anti-Pornography Scanner to discover embedded and attached images and URLs that contain pornographic images.
  • Quickly reveal suspicious words in student Gmail, email attachments and Google Drive with the help of a blocked words list.
  • Receive notifications from safety experts in cases of Possible Student Situations whenever there’s an imminent threat.

Read the entire case study, “A Recipe for Keeping Students Safe,” and learn more about how Gaggle helps students stay safe when using Google Apps for Education and other online learning tools, by visiting the case study section of the Gaggle Content Library.