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November 16, 2015

FBI Online Game Combating Youth Extremism Draws Ire of Muslim Groups

The bureau's online game, titled "Don't Be a Puppet," is intended to counter recruitment of youths to radical extremist groups via the Internet.

October 02, 2015

New Guidance on 'Screen Time' Coming From Pediatrics' Group

The American Academy of Pediatrics to date has recommended that young children watch no more than a couple hours of television per day.

October 01, 2015

Wyoming to Consider Privacy Protections for Students' Social Media Accounts

A bill that would protect K-12 students from sharing their social media accounts with school officials made it through a special task force in Wyoming's legislature.

September 24, 2015

Fla. Closes Probe Into Attacks on State Testing Without Suspects, or Leads

Florida law enforcement officials end their investigation into cyberattacks that disrupted statewide testing earlier this year.

September 02, 2015

Social Media Not a Priority for Classroom Teachers, Survey Finds

Just 13 percent of K-12 teachers today have integrated social media into classroom instruction, finds a poll from the University of Phoenix.

August 24, 2015

Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive

Amplify's massive, open, online AP computer science course, which is used by individual students and entire schools, will be rebranded as Edhesive.

August 11, 2015

'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.

May 08, 2015

Common Sense Media Evaluating Privacy Policies of Ed-Tech Products

Common Sense Media is working with over 20 districts to establish a rating system for the privacy policies and security of ed-tech products.

January 20, 2015

After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.

December 02, 2014

Social Media Threats at School Taken Up by U.S. Supreme Court

The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?

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