Gaggle Monitors Student Use of School-Provided Digital Tools

Gaggle Monitors Student Use of School-Provided Digital Tools
Posted on 09/08/2020
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Gaggle is a safety management system that provides real-time analysis and review of student use of school-provided digital tools.  We are using Gaggle to proactively protect students and ensure that they are using these tools safely and correctly.

What Does Gaggle Do? Gaggle constantly scans accounts for harmful content.  Items are categorized into three levels (e.g., User Violations, Questionable Content, and Potential Student Situation).  Each level connects to a response from District-appointed personnel.

User Violations Using curse words or sending provocative photographs, etc. is not acceptable behavior in school or online.  In situations like this, Gaggle will email the user with a notice of content violation.  If there are multiple content violations, Gaggle will email the school principal regarding the student’s online behavior.  We ask that students and parents refer to the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook regarding acceptable behavior HERE.

Questionable Content  If students make references to online bullying, violence, or self-harm, Gaggle emails District-appointed personnel for follow-up.  Student services staff will be contacting students and parents to investigate the situation and provide assistance to ensure the student is safe. In cases of illegal or illicit content (e.g., pornography), the school principal will be contacted.

Potential Student Situation  When students make imminent threats to themselves or others,, this requires the immediate attention of District-appointed personnel. These issues could include violence, suicide, harmful family situations or student-produced access to pornogrophy.  In these cases, Gaggle will email and phone District-appointed personnel for a more prompt response.  In these severe situations, law enforcement may be involved in the resolution of the situation. 

Reaching Out We are thankful that our students are reaching out when facing times of difficulty.  Our goal is to provide appropriate assistance to students in need.  Gaggle is helping us ensure that students are safe, cared for, and supported in times of crisis.

Since 1999, Gaggle has been the leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Using a robust combination of both artificial intelligence and trained safety experts, the safety solution proactively assists districts 24/7/365 in the prevention of student suicide, bullying, inappropriate behaviors, school violence, and other harmful situations. Most importantly, Gaggle continues to help hundreds of districts across all 50 states avoid tragedies and save lives, while also protecting their liability. For more information, visit www.gaggle.net and follow Gaggle on Twitter at @Gaggle_K12.