Gaggle Releases Student Safety Report

Today, Gaggle released a new student safety report - that lists the following stats from the first six months of the 2018-19 academic school year:

  • Five out of every 10,000 students threatened that they — or someone they knew — were planning a suicidal act or were engaging in self harm.
  • Four out of every 10,000 students shared child pornographic content on their school account involving themselves or peers.
  • One out of every 10,000 students planned a specific threat of violence toward others or their school.

These figures come from Gaggle’s student safety management solution, which uses a combination of machine learning algorithms and human safety experts to review students’ use of online tools. The solution analyzes and reviews the use of online tools within Google’s G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, and the Canvas learning management system for nearly five million students across the United States. The solution alerts school officials when students show signs of self harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, cyberbullying, and credible threats of violence against other students.

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