I would like your input on a product called Beacon by GoGuardian. We use GoGuardian now to monitor our student’s activities while using the district-issued devices. Beacon dives deep into “Identify students who are at risk of suicide or possible harm to others through threats, violence, and bullying.” Please share your thoughts on this, pros and cons of using these monitoring systems and if you have one you think is better and why.
I don’t have experience with this product, however I would like to suggest that if you adopt systems that identify or monitor students for risky behaviors that it is essential that you have support systems set-up that have the capacity to respond quickly with appropriate referrals and interventions. The roles of your support teams (school counselors, psychs etc) may have to be restructured or redesigned. Hopefully this information is helpful.