During the 2019–20 school year, Gaggle flagged 64,000 references to suicide or self-harm in students’ online activity. Students may turn to cutting, a form of self-harm, as a way to release their pain and emotions. Teenage cutting is quite common in today’s world and is often used for relief, self-expression, or as a response to trauma, such as abuse.
Watch the webinar from our Student Wellness Series to hear Dr. Lisa Strohman, an expert on student mental health and the founder of Digital Citizen Academy, discuss cutting, a destructive habit that involves self-injury and self-harm. During the webinar, Dr. Strohman details reasons why students cut, the various triggers, and how educators can help.
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 to help proactively prevent and educate students, educators, and parents on issues related to technology.
Machine learning technology flags potentially harmful content and images in students’ school-issued email and online file storage accounts.
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An in-house team of trained safety professionals work 24/7/365 to evaluate flagged content for false positives, categorize incidents, and determine their severity.
Gaggle intercepts harmful content and alerts administrators based on severity. In imminent situations, district-appointed contacts are notified immediately, even after standard business hours.