Author: Gaggle

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

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Infographic: Real Student Safety Saves Lives

Students use school-provided technology such as Chromebooks and other devices—as well as communication and collaboration products like G Suite for Education and Office 365—to support learning and prepare them for further stages in life. Unfortunately, students also use these tools inappropriately.

08/22/2017

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Surge in Chromebook Adoption Leads to Increasing Need to Keep Students Safe    

Without appropriate controls and a realistic understanding of student online behavior, use of communication and collaboration tools on school-or district-provided devices such as Chromebooks can create legal minefields for school districts, as well as unsafe or even dangerous environments for students.

08/14/2017

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How School Principals Can Create Conditions for Better Learning

Among the many duties that principals have, the most important is the broad task to create a positive climate that is hospitable to education. All aspects of the job, whether logistical or managerial in nature, should serve the end of creating a culture of intellectual and moral maturation and learning.

07/17/2017

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Students Using Office 365 More Likely to Be Bullied, Have Contact with Strangers

More than one out of every three students in sixth through eighth grade are using Office 365 to support their learning, while nearly half of all high school students use Microsoft’s online communication and collaboration tools, according to Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2016.

07/11/2017

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Safety Management Categories: Drugs & Alcohol

This is the fifth post in a series on our Safety Management categories. Gaggle Safety Representatives are tasked with identifying incidents of drug and alcohol use when reviewing student email communications, files, links and attachments.

06/28/2017

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Why School Boards Should Want to Get Devices Into the Hands of Students

For years, school boards have worked to put learning devices into the hands of students, whether through carts, one-to-one or BYOD initiatives. School boards can better ensure that students are prepared to use technology at further stages in life and make use of great online educational resources.

06/26/2017
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How Gaggle Safety Management Fulfills Your Internet Safety Policy

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires the adoption and enforcement of an Internet Safety Policy. In conversations with schools and districts across the country, we’ve learned that some districts still don’t have a policy in place, while others struggle to keep them accurate and up to date.

06/15/2017
Self-harm concept with hand holding blade

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Safety Management Categories: Suicide & Self Harm

This is the fourth post in a series on our Safety Management categories. Gaggle Safety Representatives are tasked with identifying instances of self harm, which can include self-inflicted physical violence, threats of suicide and even eating disorders.

06/09/2017

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Safety Management Categories: Violence Towards Others

This is the third post in a series on our Safety Management categories. Gaggle Safety Representatives are tasked with identifying instances of violence towards others, which is differentiated from self-harm or violence towards oneself.

05/24/2017