Gaggle reports that its technology has helped save the lives of 542 students who were actively planning or attempting suicide in the 2017-18 school year. Those results have led school districts in eight states to join the 1,400 districts already partnering with Gaggle.
Gaggle helps ensure student safety in digital spaces by providing real-time monitoring of collaborative learning platforms, such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite for Education, and Canvas.
Some of the newest partner districts protecting students with Gaggle are:
- West Memphis School District, Arkansas
- Perris Union High School District, California
- School District of Lee County, Florida
- Central Lee Community School District, Iowa
- Florence Public School District One, South Carolina
- Wichita Falls, Texas
- School District of Waupaca, Wisconsin
- Evergreen Public Schools, Washington
An in-house team of safety professionals with backgrounds in law enforcement, psychology, social work, suicide prevention and crisis management evaluates flagged content for false positives, categorizes incidents and determines their severity. The team then alerts district personnel to policy violations, inappropriate content, critical mental health issues and imminent danger to students.
Inappropriate or pornographic images are often inadvertently uploaded to school servers when students sync their cell phone to their school accounts. Gaggle complies with state and national regulations when dealing with pornography involving minors. The company adheres to the requirements of the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) to protect school districts from the risks and liability involved in handling child pornography.
Additionally, schools have access to Gaggle’s SpeakUp, a safety tipline that integrates with G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365, giving students an outlet to report situations like bullying, fights, students in crisis, threats of violence and other urgent situations.