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Why Cyberbullying Affects Girls More than Boys

We’ve written before about how cyberbullying can be more insidious than physical bullying because it follows kids home. Educators and parents should also be aware […]

Can Your Email Archive Prevent a Teachers Strike or Even Save a Student’s Life?

Most school board policies require technology departments to archive the email of administrators and staff for a specific period of time. IT leaders often ‘check […]

How St. Mary Parish Schools Keeps Students Safe on Office 365

It’s easy to put Dr. Susan Dupre in a group of passionate educators that cares about the well-being of students inside and outside of the […]

How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Every day, students and teachers provide information to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat  and Instagram, whether they are chatting with friends or posting […]

When Edtech is as Easy to Use as Chalk

At Tech & Learning Live in Princeton, NJ, last October, Mike Jamerson, Director of Technology at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (IN), provided an evocative image for […]

Digital Citizenship’s New Imperative

Although most agree that online safety is critically important, historically it has proven to be an afterthought in educational technology. The development of new features […]

Cyberbullying Never Sleeps: How to Protect Kids at School and at Home

We’ve all seen that scene in a movie where a kid comes sprinting down his street, pursued by a snarling bully. Just as the bigger, […]

Moving from Banning Technology to Embracing Technology

Despite the advancements of technology and its proven contributions inside schools and districts, there’s still pushback on the utilization of mobile devices within classrooms. Why? […]

Compliance Rules and Email Archiving: What You Need to Know

I’ve written in the past how archiving can minimize litigation costs for school districts through eDiscovery and with the ability to handle Freedom of Information […]

Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

Jeff Mao, former Senior Director of Outreach at Common Sense Media, provided one of my favorite analogies a few years back. We were talking about […]

How Four School Districts Keep Their Students Safe on G Suite for Education

More than a year ago, Google introduced G Suite for Education. Formerly known as Google Apps for Education, the company touted the name change emphasizing […]

Student Safety and Restorative Justice

Zero-tolerance behavioral policies spread throughout the United States in the mid-1990s, after the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 required states to expel for one year […]

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