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Alarming Videos Sent Through Video Kik App

Kik, as well as its sister app, Video Kik, is a popular tool used for sexting and the sharing of inappropriate photo and video. Recently, we notified a district of a very alarming video requiring immediate attention. This video was sent using Kik’s application ‘Video Kik’.


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New EdTech Videos Tell Stories of Real Student Safety

“Real Students. Real Stories.” shows the importance of the work the Gaggle Student Safety Representatives do on a daily basis to prevent students from being exposed to dangers like pornography, child predators and cyberbullying. Hear real student stories about how Gaggle Safety Management has been credited with uncovering drug use, bullying, and threats of school violence, teen depression, suicidal intentions, and abusive domestic situations.


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Social Network Cheat Sheet on How to Report Cyberbullying

Responsible educators should be aware of how to deal with situations as they arise. Sometimes the best way to put an end to online abuse is to report, block or ban the user. Take a look at this list of popular social networks and a guide to reporting abuse.

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Safety Management in Action: Staying Aware of School Threats

Multiple students were discussing a threat of violence involving a gun that had been sent over the social networking chat application, Kik. The threat had already been safely dealt with and the school had taken every appropriate measure, but because the students were continuing to discuss the events of the day, Gaggle Student Safety Representative’s alerted district contacts to further communications.


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Safety Management in Action: Unsolicited Nude Photos on Kik

Twenty-two percent of teens between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent and/or received pornographic images via mobile phone. Fifteen percent of teens have sent nude photos of themselves to someone they’ve never. No longer are children and teens protected by the anonymity of an 11-digit phone number.