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Security brief addressed in East Penn School District

Elementary parents received a notice Sept. 14 regarding a security breach with the Seesaw application used to connect students, teachers and families.

“We have been notified by Seesaw that this issue impacted Seesaw users across the nation, not just East Penn. The messaging function will remain closed until the issue is resolved. We will notify you once this feature has been reactivated. Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this issue,” East Penn School District shared with families.

The following message was received from Seesaw:

“It was brought to our attention that a link to an inappropriate image was being shared via the messages feature of Seesaw. It appears that specific accounts were compromised by an outside actor.

“Seesaw takes this incident extremely seriously. Messages have been turned OFF temporarily for all users while we investigate to prevent further spread of this image from being sent or seen by any Seesaw users.

“We have removed this inappropriate link from any messages that reference it.

“We have taken measures to prevent additional accounts from being compromised.

“Any user can always reset their password at: https://app.seesaw.me/#/reset_password.

“Our team continues to monitor and investigate the situation.

“In addition, we will continue to provide updates on https://status.seesaw.me/ as we investigate and manage the situation.”

-The Seesaw Team