Why Does Safety Continue to be an Afterthought in EdTech?

Given the amount of funding and resources poured into edtech, why does safety continue to be an afterthought? Especially with regard to online learning tools, schools and districts are often left to their own devices and are pressed to figure it out for themselves.

With over 550 companies exhibiting at this past summer’s ISTE 2017 (the International Society for Technology in Education), we can still be sure of this one thing: There is no shortage of innovation in educational technology. Every day, we witness forward-thinking developments, products and solutions designed for learning and student achievement.

After implementing a new product, administrators often experience what I sometimes called the “oh-no” moment, which occurs once the difficulty of ensuring student safety within the solution begins to settle.

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