Partnership to Improve Online Safety for K-12 Students Throughout State
ALBANY, NY/BLOOMINGTON, IL (August 13, 2019) – The New York State Parent Teacher Association (NYS PTA) today announced a partnership with Gaggle, the leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology, as a part of NYS PTA’s initiative, Every Child Their Safety.
Given the rise of instances of child suicide and early diagnosis of child mental health disorders, the goal of the collaboration is meant to continue to improve safety and support of children across New York.
For the past twenty years, Gaggle has helped districts across the country protect students, avoid tragedies, and save lives by monitoring and responding to safety issues and threats. The Gaggle safety solution uses a robust combination of both artificial intelligence and trained safety experts to provide real-time analysis and review of students’ use of online collaboration platforms, such as Google’s G Suite for Education, Microsoft Office 365, and Canvas.
“At Gaggle, we’re focused on preventing tragedies by proactively identifying and supporting students who are personally struggling, through real-time content analysis of school-issued devices,” said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Gaggle. “Our partnership with NYS PTA will help schools in New York create safe learning environments that positively impact students.”
“We are so pleased to work with the team at Gaggle, who is committed to helping districts ensure the safety and social emotional support of our children,” offered NYS PTA Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky. “We fully believe in Gaggle’s mission to provide a safe and secure online environment for our students.”
As a part of the Every Child Their Safety initiative, NYS PTA and Gaggle will collaborate on developing educational materials for schools and children on online safety, and work together on NYS PTA’s new mental health initiative.
About Gaggle| www.gaggle.net
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.
About NYS PTA
NYS PTA is one of the oldest and largest child advocacy associations in New York State, established in 1897 to make every child’s potential a reality. With nearly 300,000 members in New York State, PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. To learn more about NYS PTA, please visit www.nyspta.org.
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