Category: Student Safety

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

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What is Gaggle?

Ensure the safety and well-being of your students and schools. Be alerted of students struggling with self-harm, substance abuse, cyberbullying, unhealthy relationships, and other credible threats with Gaggle.

03/06/2019
Freedom High School Chantilly, VA

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Shining a Light on Student Safety

Picture this: A student is struggling with issues that she hasn’t shared with any of her friends, classmates, or even her family. She writes about her problems in a Google doc at school, getting her thoughts and feelings out. That’s where this story ends, right? Wrong. Not when Gaggle is part of the safety program...

03/01/2019

Gaggle Speaks
Internet Hoaxes

We are aware of the Momo challenge. As with any other internet hoax, trend, challenge, or story, the way we analyze content allows us to review concerning situations regarding suicide, self-harm, and violence—regardless of the trending words used.  In the event that the resurfaced Momo challenge hoax leads your kids to communicate about thoughts of...

02/28/2019
School District 87

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Using Technology for Timely Student Intervention

With 10 schools serving 5,500 students and a new 1:1 technology initiative in place, School District 87 in Bloomington, IL needed a trusted provider to keep students safe. In order to help prevent the many issues students face both online and offline—such as bullying, fighting, suicide, and self-harm—the district turned to the Gaggle student safety...

02/26/2019

Gaggle Speaks
How Vancouver Public Schools Safeguards Students Using District-Provided Devices

Following the implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington, the district’s superintendent recognized the need for a watchful eye on student safety. In order to ensure that students’ online presences weren’t unattended, the district’s IT team turned to Gaggle’s safety management platform. For the past three years, Gaggle’s trained safety...

02/12/2019

Gaggle Speaks
Four Reasons to Look More Closely at Student Accounts

When we discuss the need to monitor student email and Google or Office 365 drive accounts with school districts, we sometimes get a response like, “our kids aren’t sharing inappropriate content with these accounts.” Aside from everyday learning tasks, students are using these accounts to communicate with each other, sometimes dangerously. Here are four reasons why...

02/04/2019

Gaggle Speaks
Keeping Texas Students Safe

In today’s society, it’s imperative that student safety concerns be addressed not just in the physical sense, but also in the digital world. In 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179, putting David’s Law into effect in Texas. This law helps prevent cyberbullying in the state, helping to provide a safe, supportive school climate...

01/25/2019

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Lincoln, Nebraska School Safety Initiative: See How One Community Works Together to Ensure Student and School Safety

Even the most conscientious school officials aren’t always aware of the numerous messages related to self-harm, suicide, substance abuse, and cyberbullying in schools. A recent article in the Omaha World Herald highlights efforts in Nebraska to curb the rise of this disturbing content. Schuyler Community Schools in Schuyler, NE are taking a deeper look into...

01/16/2019