We’ve seen social media “challenges” before, ranging from harmless to lethal. However, last year brought in new challenges specifically targeting schools, such as Devious Licks and National Shoot Up Your School Day. These events caused educators and students to panic, and Gaggle alerts on students’ school accounts increased dramatically.
A psychologist, attorney, author, and mother, Dr. Lisa Strohman established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the U.S. helped create her passion for proactively preventing and educating students, educators, and parents on issues related to technology.
Josh Ochs, founder of SmartSocial.com and author of six books, is dedicated to helping students, families, and professionals develop a social media plan to be safe and smart online. He trains 30,000 students and parents annually, and his team’s videos have informed over one million students and parents on social media safety.
Paget Hetherington has been helping children learn since the beginning of her 25-plus-year career. After getting her start selling children’s books to publishers, she went on to lead sales and marketing efforts for global publishing and education technology companies. As the Vice President of Marketing at Gaggle, Paget’s focus is the safety and well-being of students.