Understanding How to Keep Students Safe With Digital Citizenship and Technology

If we’re honest, most edtech companies focus on acquiring larger schools and districts with a great breadth of influence. It’s not unusual for smaller schools and districts to get the impression that products and services aren’t tailored to meet their specific needs.

Safety-focused K-12 products and solutions are just as important for rural communities with fewer students as they are for larger urban communities. If you’re interested in learning more about what safety issues are particularly disconcerting for smaller schools and districts, as well as practical steps on how you can manage student safety, be sure to listen to last week’s Gaggle webcast, “How Smaller School Districts Combine Technology with Digital Citizenship to Keep Students Safe.”

Beyond the benefits of Gaggle Safety Management, this webcast provides general steps your school and district can take to ensure you’re taking advantage of the best technological resources without jeopardizing the safety of your students. You will receive best practices and tips for staff members at every level, whether you are a superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, resource officer or an educator.

At Gaggle, we have always sought to create scalable products and solutions for schools and districts of all sizes, whether urban or rural. Many of our customers do not have large technology departments with a capacity for high-level specializations, but in many cases an individual technology director. Often, technology is handled in a part-time capacity by a group of teachers recognized as being particularly savvy.

When you don’t have a committed team of individuals to keep on top of issues of student safety, you need companies devoted to filling in these gaps.

Gaggle reviews student communications and files for inappropriate content 24/7 so that you don’t have to worry about constantly monitoring queued messages in either G Suite or Office 365. Machine learning technology is utilized to analyze student communication and identify questionable material. Dedicated Safety Representatives keep up with the ever-evolving terminology that students use, particularly about drugs, alcohol, bullying, worrisome apps and more.

You also can watch the “How Smaller School Districts Combine Technology with Digital Citizenship to Keep Students Safe” webcast on-demand by scrolling to the section entitled “Archived Webcasts (2017).”

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