GoGuardian Beacon

When it comes to student mental health, every second counts

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

Beacon is an indispensable K-12 safety tool that proactively identifies students in need of help.

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Tech and learning awards of excellence - remote learning winner
CODIE 2024 SIIA CODiE 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.

SIIA CODiE Winner

The SIIA CODiE Awards were established so that pioneers of the budding software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. The program evolves alongside the ever-changing innovations in technology, but the core mission remains the same: honoring excellence in leading technology products and services.

Alert the right responders at the right time

It’s not always easy to see that a student is struggling, and with school mental health resources stretched to the limit, it’s possible that students who need help may not always be obvious.

Beacon is an integral part of a school’s safety response plan, spotting warning signs and notifying the right responders so they can intervene early and save lives.

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 GoGuardian Beacon works

Deploy universally

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

Receive alerts with context

Beacon’s alerts provide critical details around an event so staff can quickly assess risk levels and take action, including valuable context about Gmail conversations within alert cards to support informed and timely interventions. Escalation lists can be customized by contact and notification type so staff can focus on students who need it most.

Spot warning signs — wherever they happen

80% of Active Planning alerts occur from search terms. Beacon constantly monitors online activity across school-issued devices, search engines, web apps, Gmail, and more to proactively detect concerning behavior.

Drive meaningful interventions with data

Beacon’s data-driven dashboard provides actionable insights to spot trends and evaluate responses, making it easier to apply resources where needed.

24/7 support available

Beacon 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 believe GoGuardian Beacon has saved lives. School mental health professionals have enormous caseloads, and they can’t possibly monitor every student. GoGuardian Beacon alerts are sent to them as soon the system detects at-risk behavior, so staff can intervene when they are needed most.

Dave Peterson
IT Coordinator
Sunnyside School District
Beacon is a Gamechanger. It’s the reason we can sleep at night.

Jack Bostian
IT Director
Almont Community Schools

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Dedicated onboarding
  • (5) Suicide alert & Self-Harm alert categories
  • (4) Threats & Violence alert categories
  • Comprehensive Alert Dashboard
  • Multi-person escalation list with round-robin email and text notifications
  • Separate escalation lists by Suicide & Self-Harm vs Threats & Violence alerts
  • Separate escalation lists for during school and after school hours
  • Customizable alert notifications
  • Log actions taken on an alert

Beacon 24/7

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

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

  • Dedicated onboarding
  • Active Planning alerts reviewed by trained, US-based Safety Specialists
  • Active Planning alert phone calls from Safety Support Specialists 24 hours a day
  • (5) Suicide alert & Self-Harm alert categories
  • (4) Threats & Violence alert categories
  • Comprehensive Alert Dashboard
  • Multi-person escalation list with round-robin email and text notifications
  • Separate escalation lists by Suicide & Self-Harm vs Threats & Violence alerts
  • Separate escalation lists for during school and after school hours notifications
  • Customizable alert notifications
  • Log actions taken on an alert

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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

Footnotes

  1. GoGuardian Beacon serves as one data point of a school's overall suicide prevention program.
  2. GoGuardian Beacon serves as one data point of a school's overall suicide prevention program.
  3. GoGuardian Beacon serves as one data point of a school's overall suicide prevention program.
  4. GoGuardian Beacon serves as one data point of a school's overall suicide prevention program.