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Press Release 1/26/2017

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GoGuardian Earns iKeepSafe FERPA & California Student Privacy Certifications

January 26, 2016 —iKeepSafe is pleased to announce that GoGuardian has earned the iKeepSafe FERPA and California Student Privacy Certifications. The certification signifies that GoGuardian’s suite of products, including GoGuardian Admin, GoGuardian Teacher, GoGuardian Director, and GoGuardian Fleet have been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization.

iKeepSafe Privacy Certifications simplify privacy compliance for education technology vendors, and make it easy for schools to identify websites, apps, data management platforms, and other technology products that follow various privacy laws governing student data. Products that carry the iKeepSafe badge provide educators and parents with assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security.

GoGuardian is an industry leader providing digital learning solutions for K-12 schools.  Their software helps schools keep students safer online, better engage with students, and exercise more control over how technology is used. All GoGuardian software is easy to implement and manage across entire districts, and convenient to access through a single user-friendly dashboard.

“National Data Privacy Day is a reminder to all of us about the importance of protecting online privacy for all of our digital citizens including students,” said Claire Borthwick, Head of Policy at GoGuardian. “We are so excited and honored that iKeepSafe has awarded us with their seal of approval recognizing the great efforts we put towards prioritizing student privacy,” she continued.

“By earning the FERPA and California Student Privacy Certifications, GoGuardian has successfully communicated their dedication to student data privacy,” said iKeepSafe President Holly Hawkins. “Schools need to ensure that the tools they depend on have undergone a careful privacy review. They can now feel confident that the GoGaurdian software meets iKeepSafe’s quality standard of data privacy protection.”

For over a decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about safe and healthy use of connected technologies. For more information about GoGuardian, visit https://www.goguardian.com/. To view iKeepSafe’s list of assessed products, visit ikeepsafe.org/Participating-Companies.  

About GoGuardian

GoGuardian keeps students safe when they’re online, helps teachers engage with their students, and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without harmful content or distractions getting in the way. To learn more, visit: https://www.goguardian.com/.

About iKeepSafe

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation.

Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry.  

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