Category: Student Safety

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Addressing the Crisis in Adolescent Mental Health: How Districts Can Identify and Support Struggling Students

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Addressing the Crisis in Adolescent Mental Health: How Districts Can Identify and Support Students

A crisis in adolescent mental health is forcing school districts to become more proactive in monitoring and providing services to support students in need. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among 10–19 year-old adolescents.

09/21/2019
Mother consoling unhappy teenager on couch

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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
Curbing Student Drug Use with Gaggle

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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?

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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