Author: Paget Hetherington

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

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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
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
Why Get a Gaggle Safety Audit?

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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?

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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
Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

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Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Name: Jacob Huss Title: Account Manager Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Jacob Huss has been part of the Gaggle family for the past year and a half. As an Account Manager, Jacob helps some of our larger districts transition to Gaggle’s services, acting as an advocate for the districts across all three Gaggle teams: Operations,...

07/23/2019
Cincinatti Public Schools

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Investing in Your Students’ Safety

When Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) started handing out laptops on a 1:1 basis, the district knew the importance of protecting its students in the digital world. Having used Gaggle’s platform for years to monitor online activity, CPS found their student safety investment became even more valuable as they expanded students’ access to technology. “Technology usage...

07/11/2019
Oklahoma City Public Schools

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Giving Students a Safe Way to Ask for Help

In order to better prepare their students for the real world, Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) started offering its students email capabilities. But with 45,000 students across 55 neighborhood elementary schools, 16 secondary schools, two alternative schools, and 16 charter schools, the district was concerned with how they would be able to monitor any inappropriate...

06/13/2019
Yorkville Community Unit School District 115

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Knowing the Unknown: Monitoring to Keep Students Safe

After deploying a 1:1 computer initiative, Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 in Illinois was faced with concerns from parents and community members regarding how students’ digital usage would be monitored. Today’s digital native students have a knack for circumventing rules, blocks, and other systems put in place for their own good, which left many...

05/22/2019