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Written by Paget Hetherington
on November 06, 2019

Ask parents what they want – their students to be safe; ask school districts what they need – to keep students secure when using school-provided technology: Gaggle’s mission is to serve those wants and needs.

Safety
Gaggle has strived to ensure the safety and well-being of the students it serves for the past two decades. The safety and well-being of these students is the golden rule to which everything else comes second.

Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Gaggle provides administrators, teachers, parents and fellow students with the peace of mind knowing that — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year — Gaggle has a team of over 150 trained safety representatives who review the alerts coming from our technology.

Privacy
It is Gaggle’s balance between student safety and student privacy that has K-12 districts across the United States using Gaggle year after year. Gaggle does not monitor students’ personal social media accounts nor personal email accounts. Gaggle firmly believes in a student’s right to privacy and recommends that districts notify students and parents of their Gaggle implementation.

Vulnerable Populations
Gaggle monitors for signs of bullying and harassment of all vulnerable populations. Additionally, during onboarding and training, we include topics related to bias and personal opinion and the importance of separating that from decision making related to items we review.

Security
Gaggle never shares anonymized or aggregate student data with any third parties. Gaggle’s data is stored in AWS and our own dedicated data center. Files are stored in an encrypted format, all communication is over secure SSL, and all passwords are hashed.

Data is retained for varying lengths of time depending upon the contract with the customer. When services are canceled data is purged.

Gaggle helps districts comply with CIPA by providing security of school-provided technology to all students in the district where Gaggle is implemented.

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