Category: Student Safety

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

Office 365
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

Student Safety
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

Student Safety
Student Online Safety This Summer: Digital Empathy from Mom and Dad

The number one issue young people face online–and it may even be truer during these summer months–is their parents are largely absent from their digital lives. Our experience and research shows it starts with digital empathy.

06/19/2017
Keyboard

Student Safety
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
"Privacy settings" on the screen. Woman hands over the keyboard on laptop.

Student Safety
K-12 Data Security, Privacy & Safety: What’s the Difference?

K-12 data security, data privacy and student online safety have all become familiar topics for schools and districts. The meanings of these terms are often confused for one another, however, which leads to misinformation and misunderstanding on how they relate to, and differ from, one another.

06/13/2017
Self-harm concept with hand holding blade

Student Safety
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

Student Safety
G Suite for Education Versus Office 365

Which online learning environment is superior, G Suite for Education or Office 365? Here are three considerations that will help you begin to determine if G Suite for Education or Office 365 is a better fit for you.

06/02/2017

Student Safety
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

Social Media
Is the Blue Whale Game Really Causing Kids to Kill Themselves?

Last week, our Safety Management team received a considerable number of inquiries from educators concerned about the game “Blue Whale,” which has ostensibly resulted in the death of dozens of teenagers by suicide. Despite our position that the Blue Whale game does not represent a real threat, this does nevertheless present an opportunity.

05/16/2017