Wangle to gain traction in WA primary schools via WAPPA partnership

Wangle Technologies ASX WGL Western Australia primary schools WAPPA partnership

Wangle Technologies (ASX: WGL) has secured an exclusive child protection software partnership with Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA).

The partnership will give Wangle access to the association’s primary school leaders throughout the state.

“Primary schools have a key role as they prepare students and parents for the increasing role and influence the internet will have on children’s educational, entertainment and social experience,” Wangle chief executive officer Sean Smith said.

He added Wangle hoped to assist with preparing parents and teachers for the challenge.

WAPPA’s membership includes more than 1,100 primary school principals, deputy principals, and aspiring teachers, with the organisation’s weekly communication gaining a foothold in 92% of the state’s public primary schools.

According to Wangle, the partnership will provide it with opportunities to directly engage with WAPPA members including advertising in the association’s magazine, involvement in events including professional learning activities.

The partnership also opens the door to the Australian Primary Principals Association which holds an annual conference around September each year.

WAPPA president Ian Anderson said Wangles approach to internet safety was “strongly” aligned with WAPPA’s philosophy on education.

Wangle released an updated version of its Wangle Family Insites child protection software in November last year.

Available to families via Android and iOS app stores, the software helps parents ensure their children are safe online.

Wangle Family Insites analyses live mobile network traffic and alerts parents to potentially “risky” online behaviour such as cyber bullying, sexting, pornography, sexual predators and gaming addiction.

The software offering also includes educational resources for parents to assist with better-managing the risky situations when they arise.

Since the app was launched, it has been downloaded more than 6,000 times, with strong customer feedback, and the app remaining in either first or second position in the Google Play Store under the Parent App category.

Wangle is targeting Australia’s 6 million families before its expands internationally this year.

Shares in Wangle remained unchanged at A$0.012 in early morning trade.

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