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Taking a Proactive Approach to Suicide Prevention

If your school is concerned about self-harm and suicide, there are steps you can take to help prevent an incident before it occurs. Schools and […]

Providing Students a Lifeline to Prevent Suicide

4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs When a person contemplates suicide, they may believe it is the only […]

Funding School Safety Initiatives: End of Year Funds

Title IV (Deadline: June 30, 2019) School Violence Prevention Program (Deadline: May 31, 2019) When it comes to school safety, educators want the best for […]

Gaggle for Google: Student Safety in a 1:1 Chromebook District

Following a switch to a 1:1 technology initiative, Huntley Community School District 158 in Algonquin, IL needed a solution to monitor students’ activity. The district […]

A Story of Survival

In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. His miraculous survival included help from a sea lion, which kept […]

Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

Students don’t always fully understand the impact of their digital footprint, so it’s vital that educators set boundaries—especially when dealing with school-issued devices. In a […]

Using Technology for Timely Student Intervention

With 10 schools serving 5,500 students and a new 1:1 technology initiative in place, School District 87 in Bloomington, IL needed a trusted provider to […]

Shining a Light on Student Safety

Picture this: A student is struggling with issues that she hasn’t shared with any of her friends, classmates, or even her family. She writes about […]

Internet Hoaxes

We are aware of the Momo challenge. As with any other internet hoax, trend, challenge, or story, the way we analyze content allows us to […]

Using Technology for Timely Student Intervention

With 10 schools serving 5,500 students and a new 1:1 technology initiative in place, School District 87 in Bloomington, IL needed a trusted provider to […]

How Vancouver Public Schools Safeguards Students Using District-Provided Devices

Following the implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington, the district’s superintendent recognized the need for a watchful eye on […]

Four Reasons to Look More Closely at Student Accounts

When we discuss the need to monitor student email and Google or Office 365 drive accounts with school districts, we sometimes get a response like, […]

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