Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, has invested in a new Israeli edtech startup called Safe School Analytics, which works at fighting bullying and cyber bullying. She is joined in the investment by her husband Jaron Varsano. The amount of their investment was not disclosed, but it came in addition to the $2 million Seed round led by Safe School’s Co-Founder, Nir Zohar, President and COO of Wix.
Leave it up to Wonder Woman to come to the aid of bullied kids. And everyone has heard at one point or another about the problems these days caused by kids bullying other kids. Once relegated to the school yard, now such bullying has been taken online with “trolling” of people’s social media accounts and the posting of embarrassing pictures of people online. This is what Safe School Analytics intends to combat.
And as a celebrity herself, Gal Gadot knows a lot about being harassed and insulted on the Internet.
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According to Stop Bullying.org, Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
According to Investopedia, EdTech (a combination of “education” and “technology”) refers to hardware and software designed to enhance teacher-led learning in classrooms and improve students’ education outcomes.
EdTech is still in the early stages of its development, but it shows promise as a method of customizing a curriculum for a student’s ability level by introducing and reinforcing new content at a pace the student can handle.
Safe School Analytics calls itself a one-stop-shop solution for K-12 schools that aims to create an “empowering environment for children and teenagers in schools, at home, and on social networks.” Safe School works with hundreds of schools in Israel and cooperates with multiple municipalities.
And if it succeeds in Israel then Safe School might expand worldwide.
Gal Gadot and Jaron Varsano said of their investments, “We are glad to participate in a project that puts such an important topic at the front: creating a safer digital sphere for our kids. As parents of three young girls, we know how today’s digital era makes us all revisit the challenges our kid’s face, especially mental ones. We all bear the responsibility – as a society – to give them and their educators the proper tools to prosper.”
Safe School’s solution gives educators contemporary tools to assess their students’ social and emotional challenges and provides the proper media and educational content to focus on meaningful education instead of merely teaching.
This goal, says Safe School, is achieved by combining innovative media, education, and data-driven technology. Safe School’s platform enables teachers to design their life skills curriculum to their own students’ social-emotional needs and their current challenges on social media platforms.