Category: Student Safety

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

Gaggle Speaks
Students Experiencing Distress Need Early Intervention: Secret Service Report on Reducing School Violence

Are there steps schools can take to intervene and help prevent violence? The answer to this question is yes. As recently as early December 2018, a school shooter was blocked at an Indiana school thanks to a tip made to local police. As noted in this article from EdWeek, “effective prevention efforts and cooperation between schools and...

01/08/2019

Gaggle Speaks
Signs and Signals of Violence: Secret Service Report Indicators Defined

Research conducted by the US Secret Service showed a strong correlation between school shootings and previous incidents of bullying and suicidal tendencies. Bullying, and even extreme bullying, was cited by the report as one of the most prevalent causes for violence at 71%. Potential suicidal tendencies are an indicator of possible violence, with 78% of shooters...

01/07/2019

Gaggle Speaks
Holiday Blues: The Effect Depression Has on Students During Winter Break

While the holidays are typically described as a time of joy, not all of our students are necessarily sharing in the spirit of the season. The National Association on Mental Illness reports that half of all chronic mental illness begins by 14 years of age, and between Thanksgiving and the New Year, busy schedules and...

12/19/2018

Video
EdVenture Podcast ft. Gaggle’s Gretchen Thompson

What is a student’s life worth? Gaggle’s Gretchen Thompson provides insight into children in crisis and Gaggle’s proactive approach to the safety and well-being of students across the country.

11/28/2018

Gaggle Speaks
Former Wrestling Pro Gives Hope to K-12 Audiences

One of our sales representatives, Alex Danko, learned about a dynamic school assembly speaker who focuses on bullying, suicide, and making good life choices. Marc Mero, a former WWE Wrestling Champion, provides an energetic, positive, and meaningful presentation that might be just what your school needs. To learn more, visit www.thinkpoz.org.

11/15/2018

Gaggle Speaks
4 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Safe on Social Media

With the 2018-19 school year underway, children K-12 will be increasing the time spent on both school-provided technology and personal devices. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with the latest in social media, websites, and apps. Since these tools are constantly changing, they can pose a threat to the safety of children in...

09/21/2018

Gaggle Speaks
Sextortion? It’s Real!

Have you heard about Sextortion?  It’s a real thing. We love this Thorn Video.  It really speaks to kids!  

08/14/2018
SpeakUp

Webinar
Introducing SpeakUp, a Cyber Tipline

The SpeakUp Safety Tipline from Gaggle provides an easy way for your students to share concerns about school safety and the well-being of fellow students. During this webcast, you’ll hear from educators who will talk about how they’re using SpeakUp to keep their schools and students safe.

06/22/2018