Gaggle Company Offers School Safety Solutions

For the upcoming school year 1,200 districts have partnered with the student “safety solutions” company Gaggle to provide safety management for students online. Gaggle is a program that can alert the school when a student is struggling with self-harm, cyberbullying, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, and other credible threats. Gaggle reports…

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Tarentum man exposed himself to passing school kids

A 54-year-old Tarentum man was arrested Wednesday after several children told police they saw him standing naked at his window, pounding on the glass, as they walked to school. Gregory Costanzo, of East Ninth Avenue, faces charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness and related charges. According to his arrest papers,…

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School shooting threat leads to arrest

An after-school altercation allegedly led to a threat of a shooting at a Winnipeg high school and has resulted in one person in police custody. Seven Oaks School Division superintendent Brian O’Leary said West Kildonan Collegiate had a police presence on Tuesday, a day after alleged online threats were made…

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Teaching Snapchat Safety to Teens

In my last blog entry, I sought to help readers unfamiliar with Snapchat with a primer on its background, use, and notable features. While emphasizing that the vast majority of youth use the app in positive ways (based on our extensive anecdotal observations), there are some negatives that may arise…

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