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As “School Season” Comes to a Close

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team June 13, 2019

In the past few months, your favorite TV shows came to a close for the season. You watched your finales and perhaps saw previews of what’s to come in the fall, and hopefully you were excited for shows to return in a few months (except for one, maybe. Winter is sadly not coming again...but fall is!). In the television industry, it’s called a “hiatus.” In education, most call it “summer break.” But it all means the same thing: we break for summer and come back strong for the next season. The truth is, while the viewers are taking summer breaks from watching the show, the production keeps running in order to bring you top content for the fall. And that’s what we’re doing too.

GoGuardian never takes a break. In fact, we’ll spend the summer ramping up to bring you new products, features, and enhancements when the school year starts again. Like any good show does for its loyal viewers, we want to give you a recap of what you’ve seen thus far and a preview of what’s to come. Here’s the Spring Finale (past updates to products) and Fall Preview (future updates to products) of the show we call “School Year”:

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Posted in Products, Technology, Filtering, classroom management, Suicide Prevention, events, conference, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, Chromebooks, 2019, iste

Beacon Wins Coveted International Design Award

GoGuardian Newsroom GoGuardian Newsroom April 30, 2019

We’re thrilled to share that last week the International Design Awards (IDA) named GoGuardian Beacon in their list of Annual Design Award winners for 2018. The 12th annual awards celebrate and promote visionary design around the world, and named Beacon as a Silver Award Winner in the product design category, recognizing new, innovative and ground-breaking products.

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Posted in Safety, Suicide Prevention, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Child Safety and Protections Month, Digital Citizenship

Beacon, A Year In The Making - A Letter From Our Chief Product Officer

Tyler Shaddix Tyler Shaddix February 25, 2019

Hello all:

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Posted in Suicide Prevention, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Child Safety and Protections Month, 2019

Hope for the Future: Insights from the American Association of Suicidology’s Youth Advisory Board

Michelle Ramos October 17, 2018

Reflections and insights gleaned from meeting with the American Association of Suicidology’s Youth Advisory Board. 

Across American schools and campuses, there’s a rise of youth involvement with campus activism, philanthropy, and social causes — and mental health awareness is no exception. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with members of the American Association of Suicidology’s (AAS) Youth Advisory Board and to hear more about the impactful initiatives they’re working on to advance suicide prevention.

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Posted in Safety, Learning, Technology, Suicide Prevention, American Association of Suicidology

Social-Emotional Learning & Upstream Approaches to Suicide Prevention in Schools

By Dr. Lori Vollandt, Ed D., Co-founder, Achieve Beyond the Binder September 20, 2018

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How Promoting Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Support Suicide Prevention

There is an old parable about a fishing village, where each day, the fishermen had to rescue residents from nearly drowning in the river downstream. Knowing this was not sustainable, the fishermen decided that instead of rescuing victims, they would discover how villagers were falling into the river in the first place. They ventured upstream to discover a dangerous overlook on a cliff where people were losing their footing and falling into the river. After building a protective barrier and safeguarding the edge, the fishermen no longer had to rescue drowning victims.

For the past 27 years, I have worked as an educator and later as a Coordinator of Health Education Programs for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation. In that time, I’ve seen how educators and communities can form “protective barriers” to curb the devastating consequences of youth suicide. The idea of “upstreaming,” or identifying and mitigating the source of a crisis, has been the focus of my career as a teacher, advocate and school district administrator. All too often, after a crisis occurs, the common question arises: “Why didn’t someone do something?”

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Posted in Safety, Learning, Technology, Suicide Prevention, Social-Emotional Learning, Upstreaming, SEL
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