Category: Student Safety

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for K-12 educators and
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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

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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
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
Three Ways to Stop Sextortion in Its Tracks

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Three Ways to Stop Sextortion in Its Tracks

Oftentimes, it starts with an anonymous text to a child or teen. The sender claims to have incriminating pictures and threatens to release the images across social media unless more sexually explicit images or videos are sent to the perpetrator. Scared, and hoping the harassment will stop, the minor complies with what is demanded. Unfortunately,...

07/03/2019
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
Hero Squad

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Taking a Proactive Approach to Suicide Prevention

If your school is concerned about self-harm and suicide, there are steps you can take to help prevent an incident before it occurs. Schools and districts across the country are turning to programs like Hope Squad to be more proactive in prevention, intervention, and postvention through their training programs for student-led teams. This school-based suicide...

05/18/2019