Concord schools implement online safety system for virtual learning

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Concord Community Schools is introducing a new system to provide an additional layer of protection for safe student learning online.

In a press release on Dec. 22, district officials stated that Gaggle, a security management system, is being used to help protect students who are using the district’s online resources to stay in touch with other students and staff.

This management system reviews student contact and reports any potentially inappropriate or unsafe communication to the district.

Gaggle’s technology provides live monitoring of student’s online learning activities, offering an in-house team of live, trained safety experts to access flagged content and judge the severity of it.

“Since the rollout of our 1:1 initiative, Concord has carefully monitored student activity online. With our students spending even more time using devices at home, this extra layer of security will help us ensure the wellbeing of our students as they stay connected with classmates and teachers,” said Chief Information Officer Bruce Johnson.

“We want to be proactive in ensuring the wellbeing of our students, as well as making sure they understand the importance of internet safety,” Johnson said. “The digital skills that our students are developing today will prepare them for the future.”

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