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GoGuardian Beacon

A student safety solution built for K-12

Notify designated staff about online activity that indicates a risk of suicide, self-harm, or possible harm to others.¹

Tech and learning awards of excellence - remote learning winner

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.

Connect student safety staff with those in need

It’s not always easy to see that a student is struggling, and with school mental health resources often stretched to the limits, it’s possible that students who are in need of help may not always be visible.

Beacon augments a school or district's crisis prevention program by providing an additional layer of coverage to help identify at-risk behavior.

American Association of Suicidology and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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.

How Beacon works

Deploy universally

IT leaders can add Beacon to any school-issued Chromebook or Windows browser. Beacon processes online activity that indicates a risk of self-harm, suicide, or possible harm to others.

Receive alerts with context

Beacon's timely alerts provide robust, relevant context around an event so designated staff can easily assess the risk level and respond appropriately. Escalation lists can be customized with unlimited contacts, escalation times, and mode of communication.

Be there for students — wherever they are

Approximately 80% of active planning alerts occur from search terms. Unlike other solutions that only focus on G-Suite or Office 365, Beacon works across search engines, web apps, and more.

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.

Beacon at Windsor Public Schools

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

I genuinely love this platform. It helps me do my job much more effectively because I can't be everywhere at all times. I'm certain we've saved the lives of several kids, and I also think we've improved the quality of life for lots of others because we've been able to get services in place.

Tracy Celements
Counselor 
Neosho School District

Plans that fit your district's needs

Beacon offers districts three tiers based on the complexity, needs, and readiness of your student safety program.

Beacon Starter

Best for: Schools with GoGuardian Admin wanting to provide support for students with the most urgent suicide stage.¹

  • Chromebooks & Windows browser support
  • Suicide alert category - Active Planning
  • Single notification list
  • Log actions taken on an alert

Beacon Core

Best for: Schools that are ready to bolster their student safety program with comprehensive alert coverage.¹

  • Chromebooks & Windows browser support
  • (5) Suicide alert & Self-Harm alert phases
  • (4) Threats & Violence alert phases
  • Alert counts with filters for status, category, and risk phase. 
  • Multi-person escalation list with round-robin email and text notifications
  • Separate escalation lists by Suicide & Self-Harm vs Threats & Violence alerts
  • See previous actions taken by staff
  • Toggle on/off alerts (except Active Planning)
  • Log actions taken on an alert
  • Dedicated onboarding

Beacon 24/7

Best for: Schools with the desire and ability to receive phone calls for human-reviewed Active Planning alerts.¹

  • Chromebooks & Windows browser support
  • (5) Suicide alert & Self-Harm alert phases
  • (4) Threats & Violence alert phases
  • Alert counts with filters for status, category, and risk phase. 
  • Multi-person escalation list with round-robin email and text notifications
  • Separate escalation lists by Suicide & Self-Harm vs Threats & Violence alerts
  • See previous actions taken by staff
  • Toggle on/off alerts (except Active Planning)
  • Log actions taken on an alert
  • Dedicated onboarding
  • Active Planning phases reviewed by trained, US-based Safety Specialists
  • Customizable shifts and alert notification settings (school hours, weekends, and holidays) for Active Planning alerts
  • Active Planning alert review and phone calls from U.S.-based Safety Support Specialists, 24 hours a day

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  1. GoGuardian Beacon serves as one data point of a school's overall suicide prevention program.
  2. Source: Racine, N., McArthur, B. A., Cooke, J. E., Eirich, R., Zhu, J., & Madigan, S. (2021). Global Prevalence of
    Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19: A Meta-analysis.
    JAMA Pediatrics, 175(11), 1142– 1150. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2482