Gaggle Partners with ContentKeeper to Create a Solution That Provides K-12 Districts with a Stronger Digital Student Safety Net
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (August 6, 2019) – Gaggle, the leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology, has partnered with ContentKeeper Technologies to create a new, integrated digital safety solution. Called Gaggle Safety for ContentKeeper, the solution empowers districts to provide a stronger digital safety net to protect students on and off campus.
Gaggle Safety for ContentKeeper integrates ContentKeeper’s Web Filtering and Security Platform for schools with the Gaggle student safety solution, which uses a robust combination of both artificial intelligence and trained safety experts. When ContentKeeper flags a student Internet search for words that may signal potentially dangerous or harmful behavior, an alert will be sent to the Gaggle Safety Team who will review it and determine if it should be forwarded to the school or district. If the team classifies it as a questionable content search, the alert will be emailed to the school or district. If the alert shows an imminent threat to the student’s life or well-being, the Gaggle Safety Team will immediately notify the school’s or district’s specified contact by phone.
Gaggle’s integration with ContentKeeper eliminates the pressure and workload on IT administrators and staff so they no longer need to deal with false alerts, review items at night and weekends, or worry about missing potential issues with life threatening consequences.
“Combining Gaggle’s team of trained safety experts and ContentKeeper‘s web filter makes an IT administrator’s life easier and provides vastly improved student safety,” said Gaggle CEO Jeff Patterson. “The Gaggle Safety Team is trained to look for signs of self-harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, cyberbullying, and credible threats of violence. Working with ContentKeeper, we can help even more schools avoid tragedies and save student lives.”
“We look forward to working with Gaggle to provide innovative technologies and processes to ensure digital student safety,” said ContentKeeper CEO David Wigley. “The ability to monitor all types of web content and reduce the burden on IT administrators provide the next level of online threat protection schools have been looking for.”
Gaggle Safety for ContentKeeper will be available as an add-on to the Gaggle student safety solution.
Since 1999, Gaggle has been the leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Using a robust combination of both artificial intelligence and trained safety experts, the safety solution proactively assists districts 24/7/365 in the prevention of student suicide, bullying, inappropriate behaviors, school violence, and other harmful situations. Most importantly, Gaggle continues to help hundreds of districts avoid tragedies and save lives, while also protecting their liability. In the 2018-19 academic year, Gaggle has helped districts save the lives of more than 700 students who were planning or actually attempting suicide. For more information, visit www.gaggle.net and follow Gaggle on Twitter at @Gaggle_K12.
ContentKeeper helps secure enterprises, educational institutions and government agencies worldwide. Our Multi-layered Web Security Platform delivers a powerful combination of innovative security technologies, enabling organizations to protect their networks and users from cyber threats as they continually shift to new technologies and platforms. At ContentKeeper, our mission is to innovate the world's best high-speed web security solutions. For more information, visit www.contentkeeper.com.
Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications PR