Student Safety and Support Tools
The Rahway Public School District leverages several tools and resources to help keep our students and staff safe and successful with their Digital Learning experiences. Some of the key resources that are employed are listed below, with a brief explanation of the way that the resource supports student and staff safety and success.
Google's G Suite Enterprise for Education subscription securely manages student and staff email and digital content. File management and transfer are encrypted for privacy.
Securly content filtering provides web content filtering on all district-owned computers, whether on the local network or off.
The district uses Gaggle.Net's Email filtering and monitoring services, including Human Monitoring Services, which filters unwanted or inappropriate email communications. Human Monitoring Services involve the review of certain flagged email content by Gaggle.Net's trained reviewers. If an emergent issue is suspected, Rahway Public School officials are contacted immediately so that the issue can be examined further and, if needed, immediate action can be taken by school district personnel.
The district uses GoGuardian Teacher, a collection of student support and communication tools. Some of the key features allow teachers to view the active screen on a student's computer, see a list of all open tabs, limit the number of browser tabs that a student can open, filter and open specific websites on the student's device, make announcements through the student's device, initiate text or voice chat with individual students or groups.
Some teachers use Hapara to support student work in the G Suite environment and manage student activity. Some of the key features allow teachers to view the active screen on a student's computer, see a list of all open tabs, limit the number of browser tabs that a student can open, filter and open specific websites on the student's device. Hapara functions on devices that are on the district's local and Wide-Area network.
- Hapara Information Page
- Click on the link above and review the Products menu
- Click on the "See it in Action" video to get an overview of Hapara Workspace
Priva is a service that allows the district to review and rate the data security policies and practices of our vendors/contractors. Privva experts communicate with data security personnel from the vendor/contractor and collect data security information from them. Privva then reports to the school district and provides analytical assessments and risk scores. This service helps the district to ensure that staff and student data are being handled in the safest and most secure way possible, and it helps to alert the district when changes to data storage locations and data policies change within the vendors' organizations.
- Hapara Information Page