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The Limitations of Tying Student Safety to Devices

The recently released Family Link app from Google provides parents with several helpful measures for monitoring and restricting the device use of their children. Parents […]

Exclusive Data on Student Safety to be Revealed on Webinar

Every year, the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning asks K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and […]

13 Reasons Why… Schools & Districts Need Gaggle

There’s been a lot of discussion and controversy concerning the Netflix original series, Th1rteen R3asons Why (originally a book by the title, 13 Reasons Why). […]

Why You Should Backup & Archive Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

Last month’s announcement that Vault now supports Google Drive finally recognizes that G Suite users keep information in more places than their inbox, yet many […]

Safety Management Categories: Profanity & Hate Speech

With this Gaggle Speaks post, we’re launching a new series specifically about our Safety Management categories. When Safety Representatives discover inappropriate content in student communications […]

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

Did you notice any peculiar trends on Instagram recently? In efforts to foster a safer, kinder community, tens of thousands of Instagrammers came together a […]

Digital Life After School: Graduation for G Suite

As part of a G Suite for Education release earlier this year, Google introduced Graduation for G Suite, an easy way for students to migrate content […]

Social Network Spotlight: Swarm

Swarm is a geo-location, social-gaming application that allows users to “check in” at specific locations and share with their social network. A companion app to […]

Saving Students’ Lives: All Part of a Day’s Work

It takes a special person to work on our Safety Management Team. These former educators and members of law enforcement, who also have backgrounds in […]

Using Facebook Stories in the Classroom

As the adage goes, “the only permanent thing in the universe is impermanence.” This is certainly true of the Stories feature on social media—made popular […]

Why Network Security Doesn’t Keep Students Safe

Sometimes, educators will mistake us as a network security provider. The misunderstanding makes sense. When K12 schools and districts think of focusing on student safety, […]

How to Address Cyberbullying with Digital Citizenship and Gaggle

The importance of protecting students from harmful situations, especially cyberbullying in schools, was the theme of last week’s Gaggle webcast, “Cyberbullying in Your School: What You […]