Leechburg officials using Google to monitor student emails for safety concerns

LEECHBURG, Pa. — Officials with the Leechburg School District are using a Google service to monitor student emails.

According to our partners at TribLIVE.com, district leaders said they plan to look for things such as predators, adult content, cyberbullying, drug use, depression, suicidal thoughts and more.

They plan to use a Google service called Bark which looks at text messages, emails, YouTube accounts and more than 30 apps and platforms.

Students in the district are already enrolled in Google products and Bark is available to schools for free. It will monitor accounts whether students access them on district-issued devices or personal devices.