With Students' Media Illiteracy In Mind, State Legislatures Taking Action

Legislative proposals seek to promote students' online savvy through the creation of new curricular materials, increasing access to media specialists, and other means.

Fake News Is Everywhere. But Students Can Be Taught to Spot It, New Study Finds

Researchers at the Reboot Foundation found that interventions as simple as reading a short article or watching a three-and-a-half-minute long educational video can make an […]

A letter from Santa for your new device

If your child is lucky enough to be one of the many children who will be receiving a new device, tablet or gaming console this […]

Apple Dumps Vaping-Related Apps Amid Public Health Crisis

Apple removed 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store in an effort to limit teens' exposure to content that could lead to harm or illness.

Instagram's Removal of 'Like' Counts Meant to Combat Anxiety, Depression

Instagram will begin hiding "like" counts on photos for some U.S. users, pleasing some child advocates while raising red flags for Instagram-friendly teachers.

States Have Tried to Ban Cellphones in Schools. It Hasn't Gone Well.

Four U.S. states tried to restrict cellphone use in schools last year, but met with little success.

Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow?

The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

Raising a Good Kid in a Digital World

So what does it really take to raise a good kid in the digital world? After working in this space for over 10 years (and […]

Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds

A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.

Scrolling with intention: getting the best return on our online investment:

Are we worried about the time we spend online? Should we take heed of warnings by media reports and popular articles that put the sole […]

Staff Email Addresses Removed From District Websites to Improve Cybersecurity

Some district technology leaders say having staff email addresses publicly available opens the door for phishing scams and potential hacks.

Majority of District Leaders Concerned About Cyber Threats, Project Tomorrow Report Finds

According to a new Project Tomorrow/iboss report, 71 percent of district administrators are concerned about the security of their networks.

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