The K-12 Tech Experience

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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Neal Richardson, the Director of Technology at Hillsboro-Deering School District in New Hampshire. Jake and Neal talk about cybersecurity and student safety in K-12 schools, and how the two areas have increasingly converged in the past year. Neal shares more about Hillsboro-Deering School District’s...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Rory Peacock, the Deputy Executive Director of Technology at Education Service Center Region 11 in Texas. Jake and Rory discuss what the transition into remote learning was like at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, for ESC Region 11 and the school districts the...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Kevin Nolten, the Director of Academic Outreach at CYBER.ORG, a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness, curricular resources, and teacher professional development. Jake and Kevin discuss CYBER.ORG’s previous survey on the state of K-12 cybersecurity education (02:00); the...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Tim Miles, the Director of Technology at Steamboat Springs School District, and a ManagedMethods customer. Jake and Tim discuss looking beyond content filters for cybersecurity and safety in schools, and explore how these tools play an important role in securing remote learning environments and...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Russell Lindenschmidt, a ManagedMethods customer. Russell is the Director of Technology at Burlington School District in Colorado. Jake and Russell discuss how important the K-12 IT department’s role is in ensuring a district remains compliant with laws and regulations at the local, state, and...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Diana Gill. Diana is the Director of Technology at East Porter County School Corporation in Indiana, and a ManagedMethods customer. Jake and Diana discuss the safety risks inside the K-12 cloud, talk about student data privacy as IT teams monitor for these risks, and...
On the first episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Greg Hogan. Greg is the Network and Data Security Coordinator at Bibb County Schools in Georgia, and a ManagedMethods customer. The conversation takes a look back at the year 2020, how cybersecurity has changed in K12 schools, and speculates a bit on what...

Student Self-Harm Monitoring Resources for K-12 Safety Teams

“When I first learned about ManagedMethods I was skeptical that such an inexpensive solution would be able to secure our Google Workspace data better than Cloudlock. However, after our first week using the solution, I was more than convinced. ManagedMethods has been one of the best technology decisions I’ve made this year.”

Ed Newman

“The addition of ManagedMethods to our IT infrastructure allows me and my team to feel confident about protecting our students and staff when using Google Workspace. The dashboard and alerts provide me real-time info so that I can take immediate action to thwart any threats.”

Steve Bartlett

“ManagedMethods’ solution provided us a level of visibility we needed to ensure the security and safety of our students and staff. The solution was quick to deploy and gave us immediate insights.”

Tim Miles

Signals by ManagedMethods

Uses artificial intelligence to monitor district Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 emails, files, shared drives, and chat apps to detect self-harm red flags in text and image content

Use Cases - K12 Cyber Safety - Self-Harm Detection


Today’s digital native students find comfort in online environments and often express themselves more freely than when talking with an adult. They are increasingly using school apps like Google Docs and email to express their feelings, much like a digital diary. Signals help administrators detect when a student is in crisis by monitoring district Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 accounts for distress signals.

  • Deep, 1:1 API integrations monitor district Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 accounts 24/7/365 without the need to collect or store any personalized data
  • Signals bots use artificial intelligence to detect self-harm content and alert school administrators
  • ManagedMethods takes student data privacy seriously. We are FERPA, COPPA, and CSPC certified by iKeepSafe. We are also members of the A4L Student Data Privacy Consotium and a signatory of the Student Data Privacy Pledge


When it comes to student safety, time is of the essence. Signals send alerts to designated administrators in real-time. Notifications include all the information needed to understand the incident, allowing for quick response to the student in crisis.

  • API integrations and artificial intelligence technology allow Signals to detect self-harm content and alert administrators in real time
  • Confidently delegate alerts to the proper resources using customizable role-based notifications
  • Signals notifications provide administrators with detailed incident information, including the document owner, contributors, text history, sharing history, and more
Use Cases - K12 Cyber Safety - Roles Notifications
Use Cases - K12 Cyber Safety - Student Data Privacy


School officials and parents are raising concerns about cyber safety programs and their impact on student data privacy and surveillance. Student data privacy is central to everything we do. Signals don’t collect or store any student information, nor does it build profiles on student activity.

  • FERPA, COPPA, and CSPC compliant
  • Monitors district-owned Google Workspace and Mircrosoft 365 accounts only
  • Identify when data is being improperly emailed or shared
  • No human “agents” reviewing student activity online

Bremerton School District Case Study

Learn how Justin Feltus, System Specialist at Bremerton School District, is using Signals by ManagedMethods to detect student self-harm and other safety signals in Google Workspace

Trusted Partners in Student Data Privacy

ManagedMethods is the leading provider of Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 data security for K-12 school districts and is committed to keeping district and student data private and secure

ManagedMethods is built on Google Cloud Platform
ISO certified cloud security platform
SOC certified certified cloud security platform
FedRAMP certified cloud security platform

Ready to Learn More?

With ManagedMethods, school districts get the most advanced Google Workspace & Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform available. Request a demo today to learn more about how ManagedMethods is helping hundreds of schools keep their data secure and their students safe. Schedule time to speak with a representative directly. We'll take the time to understand your needs, answer your questions, and provide advice on how other IT teams in K-12 are addressing your challenges. What to expect:
  • We'll take time to learn about you and your school district. We'll talk about the cloud applications you're currently using, your content filter, firewall, etc.
  • You will learn why it's important to protect your cloud applications, such as Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, from data loss, account takeovers, phishing and malware, and other risks
  • You will get a customized tour of the ManagedMethods product based specifically on your needs (though, we may sneak in an additional feature or two that we think you might find interesting)
  • We will provide insights into how other K-12 IT teams are layering their tech stack for better cloud security and student safety monitoring
  • Finally, you will have to option to start a 30-day free trial of ManagedMethods. No credit card or obligations required!

Schedule a product demo today!