GoGuardian Beacon

The student safety solution for K-12

Identify students who are at risk of suicide or possible harm to others through threats, violence, and bullying.¹

Be there for your students when
they need you most

GoGuardian Beacon UI

Identify students in need of help

With ~80% of active planning alerts occurring in Search, it is critical to have a solution that can spot warning signs wherever the student is online. Unlike other solutions that only focus on G-Suite or Office 365, Beacon works across search engines, chat, social media, email, web apps, and more.

Spot threats to student safety

New! Beacon can now help identify searches for guns and bombs, violent acts, bullying, and cyberbullying.

Activate the right responders

Beacon’s robust and flexible alerting system can bring in the right school responders, help notify parents after hours, and even provide students directly with resources. Beacon can alert via email, text message, or phone (24/7 plan only).

Receive alerts with context

Beacon alerts provide robust context around an event, helping you determine what caused an alert and how to take action. Alerts include screenshots, the phase of suicide and self-harm ideation, historical activity, and highlighted text.

24/7 support available

Beacon now offers the option to have a dedicated team of safety specialists review and escalate active planning alerts 24 hours a day. These specialists operate within the U.S. and are specially trained to evaluate alerts.

Designed in consultation with mental health experts

Beacon was designed with the guidance of leading experts in mental health to ensure that it fits seamlessly into your school or district's suicide prevention policy.

Tech & Learning Awards Of Excellence Winner

Awarded to those products that are improving the way educators work and students learn, GoGuardian Beacon is a Winner of the 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence in Online Safety.

How Beacon works

1

Monitors students' school-issued Chromebooks and Windows devices

Beacon analyzes online activity in real time.

2

Creates an alert when it detects concerning activity

When at-risk behavior is detected, Beacon packages insights and creates an alert with specific details about the activity.

3

Notifies the right people, including staff, parents, and the student

Beacon notifies staff and escalates alerts until action is taken.
Parents can be alerted after hours, and the student can be messaged directly with critical resources.

4

Ensures actions taken are visible and trackable

Beacon helps educators track activity relating to each alert, including what actions were taken and what needs to happen next.

Beacon at Windsor Public Schools

Hear how Matt Dadona, Director of IT at Windsor Public Schools, helps keep his students safe with GoGuardian Beacon.

We'd had problems with students sharing links to their classes and causing disruptions. So GoGuardian giving teachers control over who they have in that virtual classroom environment is key.

Jason Chamberlin
English Teacher
Salinas Union High School District
The way GoGuardian Teacher's video conferencing presents as a pop-up on the student screen is great, especially for younger grades. They spend less time figuring out how to join classes because the teacher's invitation just appears.

Leo Desrosiers
Supervisor of Information Systems
Norristown Area School District
Outside the classroom GoGuardian has also been extremely useful. When I’ve been away for a teacher training, GoGuardian has enabled me to ensure that my students are following the lesson plan I provided to the substitute teacher. With GoGuardian, I can monitor students’ progress on the Chromebooks and send them questions to check-in such as: “Where are you in the process? Do you need my support?”

Shannon Bosetti
Teacher
Redding SD
GoGuardian for Teachers is the tool we were missing for our 1:1. Having a simple way to manage the devices empowers every teacher to not be afraid of the technology in students' hands.

Dustin Hardin
Executive Director of Technology
Humble ISD
Without a doubt, GoGuardian Teacher is the single most important software package that influenced our tremendous increase in student performance. I couldn't imagine deploying a 1-to-1 initiative without GoGuardian.

Carl Hoffman
M.Ed. Instructional Technology Facilitator
Kannapolis City Schools
GoGuardian allowed us to open up the Internet for our students so they may explore it, learn from it, and most importantly, build smart and practical habits when it comes to using it.

Rade Obradovic
5th Grade Teacher
Duval County Public Schools

Get the Beacon® plan that's
right for your district.

Beacon Core

Identify students who are at risk of suicide or possible harm to others through threats, violence, and bullying.¹

  • Identify students engaging in suicide or self-harm content online (including through search).
  • Create faster response plans with insights into the phase of suicide and self-harm activity a student is engaged in.
  • Identify searches for guns and bombs, violent acts, bullying, and cyberbullying.
  • Activate the right responders with a customizable escalation list.
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Beacon 24/7

Trained U.S.-based safety specialists are available 24/7 to support your team + all of the benefits of Beacon Core.

  • Identify students engaging in suicide or self-harm content online (including through search).
  • Create faster response plans with insights into the phase of suicide and self-harm activity a student is engaged in.
  • Identify searches for guns and bombs, violent acts, bullying, and cyberbullying.
  • Activate the right responders with a customizable escalation list.
  • Receive phone calls for active planning alerts 24/7 from a team of trained, U.S.-based safety specialists.
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  1. GoGuardian Beacon serves as one data point of a school's overall suicide prevention program.