Keeping Texas Students Safe

In today’s society, it’s imperative that student safety concerns be addressed not just in the physical sense, but also in the digital world. In 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179, putting David’s Law into effect in Texas. This law helps prevent cyberbullying in the state, helping to provide a safe, supportive school climate for all students. But how exactly can schools keep their students safe in cyberspace, and how will they know when to take action?

Schools across the state are using Gaggle to monitor potential threats to students’ safety. Gaggle’s trained professionals alert administrators to any situations that need attention, letting school employees focus instead on doing their jobs. In Junction, Gaggle alerted school officials about a student who wrote about cutting in her online journal. The school was able to quickly intervene, and a counselor provided the student with the help she needed.

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