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May 11, 2018

Principals on Student Screen Time: 7 Takeaways From Education Week's Exclusive Survey

School leaders are overwhelmingly worried about student screen time at home, but have nuanced views about screen time in school, according to an exclusive Education Week survey.

April 25, 2018

Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Will Still Treat U.S. Teens as Adults

Facebook has announced a flurry of privacy-related changes. But teens, like adults, still can't say "I don't want you to get my data in the first place," experts said.

April 16, 2018

Teens Worry About Online Privacy: Q&A With Researcher Claire Fontaine

"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital privacy. What can schools do?

April 13, 2018

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.

April 10, 2018

Zuckerberg Promises Changes at Facebook, But Impact on K-12 Unclear

Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" during U.S. Senate testimony.

February 21, 2018

K-12 Media Literacy No Panacea for Fake News, Report Argues

With disinformation rampant on social media platforms, media literacy efforts need to focus on structural forces, not just students' personal responsibility for vetting information, Data & Society researchers contend.

February 07, 2018

New Campaign to Pressure Silicon Valley on 'Tech Addiction' and Kids

Children's advocates and tech-industry insiders are teaming up to press for more "humane" design and business practices.

February 06, 2018

Student Retweets Snoop Dogg, Then Sues School District for 'Retaliation'

A California district is under fire for allegedly punishing a student who retweeted and liked "inappropriate" content on her personal social-media account.

December 04, 2017

When Should Cybersecurity Education Start? Some Say Elementary School

Introducing students to the importance of cybersecurity earlier during their K-12 careers was one of the strategies discussed at a conference on online school security being held this week.

October 13, 2016

'Scary Clowns' Hysteria, Fueled by Social Media, Force Schools to Adjust

Rumor about 'scary clowns' seeking to harm children have swirled online and led some schools to lock down their facilities.

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