Gaggle announced today the public release of SpeakUp, a safety tipline for K-12 schools.
Because SpeakUp is integrated into districts’ G Suite for Education accounts, students see the SpeakUp email address whenever they start to compose a message.
Messages sent to SpeakUp result in an auto-reply message, which explains how the tipline can be used to report unsafe situations at a school and describes that real people are monitoring SpeakUp. Replies also include a dedicated phone number that students can use for text messages or phone calls.
All SpeakUp messages are routed to Gaggle’s Safety Team 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Trained professionals will alert school officials of unsafe situations and can even contact local law enforcement.
To learn more about SpeakUp, visit gaggle.net.