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Student Safety

  • Gaggle In Our Secondary Schools

    Gaggle provides safe, online learning solutions. D.C. Everest uses Gaggle to ensure the safety and well-being of students and schools, so our teachers can focus on education. Gaggle offers insights and analytics on violations and incidents when students use school-provided communication and collaboration tools such as email, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

    For more information visit Gaggle Safety Management for Students.

     

    Lightspeed Filtering for All Students

    Lightspeed filters internet traffic in order to block inappropriate web content on school devices — both on and off campus.


Tips for Success

  • Create a Plan

    Together, families can address how to have a healthy relationship with technology and positive Internet usage. Student iPads are an opportunity for the entire family to participate in digital learning experiences.

    It is important to create a plan with your student when, where, why, and how he/she can access the iPad. Set up a charging station in a common area of the home or in the parent or guardian’s bedroom to monitor use of technology when at home. 

    • Know your student’s passcodes and passwords
    • Limit screen time for entertainment usage
    • Discuss appropriate use of social media and review his/her iPad regularly

    Talk With Your Student

    Having conversations with your student about how he/she is using technology in the classroom will not only help you better understand today’s learning environment, but also provide you with an opportunity to engage with your learner.

    Chances are, your student is excited to share how technology is being used and wants to showcase what he/she is learning. Likewise, he/she may have some concerns about how technology is being used in the classroom, which is also important information for parents to know. 

    These conversations give your student an opportunity to “be the teacher” and share what they know with you.