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 student safety. In order to ensure that students’ online presences weren’t unattended, the district’s IT team turned to Gaggle’s safety management platform.

For the past three years, Gaggle’s trained safety team has monitored online usage at the district’s 37 schools, which serve nearly 24,000 students. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Gaggle helps keep Vancouver’s students safe, reporting suspicious activity to school officials as needed. Previously, the district relied on self-reporting and monitored email using the required filters. “Hope and vigilance were what was available,” says Christina Iremonger, chief digital officer, “but with Gaggle we have the peace of mind that there’s more.”

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