Flagged Activity is generated when words on a site’s page source match one or more entries on the Flagged Terms list. In instances where words are flagged on a webpage, the specific word(s) flagged may not have been visible to the student as not all content of a page's source code is always visible. Comments sections of webpages are another case where flagged activity may pick up words that are on a page which may be removed later due to moderation/administration.
Smart Alerts are created when GoGuardian's proprietary algorithm determines that a page has explicit content based on the page's text. Smart Alerts was built to reduce some of the unnecessary and often times innocuous noise that Flagged Activity can create based on our data, intelligently analyzing page data with context instead of matching specific terms. If our algorithm is 50% or more confident that the page contains explicit content, a Smart Alert will be generated.
To adjust the notifications for Flagged Activity, please navigate to Flagged activity:
Due to some false positives, many districts have chosen to turn off or set Flagged Activity notifications to "Only Severe," so that they only receive notifications for severely flagged activity.