Learn. Engage. Network. Host or Attend a Student Online Safety Symposium

So, what is a Student Online Safety Symposium, you ask? The primary focus of a symposium is to bring together school and district administrators and other educators responsible for student online safety. Attendees engage in strategic and tactical discussions, learn more about keeping students safe and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities.

The first-ever symposium was held earlier this year with help from our friends at Iberville Parish School District outside of Baton Rouge, LA, who were our gracious hosts. Student Online Safety Symposiums also have been held at Aurora Public Schools in Colorado and Creighton School District in Phoenix. Let’s bring the next symposium to your school district.


Symposiums include honest and passionate conversations about student online safety. The goal is to educate, inform and create an ongoing dialog regarding the roles that schools play in keeping students safe especially when they’re using school-issued technology and devices.

Even better, there’s absolutely no cost to host or attend a Student Online Safety Symposium. Our team handles all the logistics and planning. We’ll even provide coffee in the morning and a light lunch. And in the spirit of a typical Gaggle event, we’ve also been known to give away some cool prizes at the end of a symposium.

The program also includes stories from Gaggle customers, roundtable discussions and an interactive panel Q&A, which includes educators and representatives from the legal profession and law enforcement. The roster of speakers and presenters, to date, has included:

  • Special Agent Tameka Blacknell, FBI
  • Daniel J. Steele, Sergeant, Denver Police Department and Supervisor, FBI Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force
  • District Attorney Richard Ward, 18th Judicial District, Louisiana
  • Carrie O’Brien, Esq., Director of Legal Services and Chief Privacy Officer, Arizona Department of Education

I invite you to visit the Student Online Safety Symposium website to learn more, find out where and when the next symposium will be, and to inquire about bringing this popular event to your school district.