Safe School, a content streaming platform for schools and municipalities, has received funding from actress and film producer Gal Gadot and her husband Jaron Varsano.
While the size of the investment made by Gadot and Varsano was not revealed, according to a report by Calcalist, it is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The investment comes on the back of a $2 million seed round led by Safe School's co-founder Nir Zohar.
Founded last summer by former journalist Doron Herman and President and COO of Wix, Nir Zohar, Safe School creates personalized educational plans to combat and reduce bullying and cyberbullying. The platform is currently operating in Israel, where it has onboarded almost 600 schools.
"When I left journalism a year-and-a-half ago I was looking for people who could talk and empower girls aged 12-13. Someone suggested we approach Gal Gadot and after talking with her the idea was born that she and Jaron would join as active partners," Herman told Calcalist. "We had many meetings and she heard many children talking about being bullied and excommunicated."
Safe School's content is created within the framework of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), focusing on children's rapidly changing digital life. The platform is led by a team of former news and media experts and education professional (teachers, social workers, school counselors, and educational psychologists).
Gal Gadot and Jaron Varsano said,
"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 has already created hundreds of video units with accompanying teaching material that gives contemporary tools to educators to deal with everyday school climate challenges. The topics within those videos include online safety, sex education, empowerment, learning skills, empathy, digital orientation, and teamwork among others.