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November 15, 2019

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.

November 11, 2019

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.

September 10, 2019

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.

August 22, 2019

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.

April 26, 2019

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.

December 05, 2018

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.

November 28, 2018

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.

August 07, 2018

Cyberattacks During FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Fight? Didn't Happen, Agency Now Says

During its contentious debate over net neutrality, the FCC said its public comment system was slowed by cyberattacks. Now the agency says those claims were unfounded.

June 25, 2018

Common Sense Media Overhauls Popular Digital Citizenship Curriculum

From fake news to digital self-harm, a host of new online challenges has prompted the nonprofit group to update its widely used K-12 digital citizenship resources.

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.

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