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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.

August 24, 2016

Cyberbullying More Common with Teens' Current or Former Friends, Study Says

Students are more likely to be cyberbullied by people they know than strangers, new research shows.

January 19, 2016

Florida Virtual Schools and Knewton to Collaborate Using Analytics

One of the country's best-known providers of online education hopes that advanced data analytics will raise the quality of its offerings.

December 04, 2015

Complaint Accuses Google of Breaking Student-Privacy Pledge

A prominent nonprofit that supports digital privacy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that the tech giant has strayed from a pledge to protect student privacy.

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.

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