The Boy Scouts of America, which is approaching 100 years old, is turning to technology to get hip.
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August 17, 2009
July 31, 2009
'Sexting' and other technology related issues will be covered at the The U.S. Department of Education's national conference on Safe and Drug-Free Schools in Maryland.
July 21, 2009
A magazine article details the frightening case of a Wisconsin high school student who allegedly persuaded teenage boys to send nude photos of themselves electronically and then blackmailed them into performing sexual acts.
July 15, 2009
The board for the Miami-Dade County school district approved a plan today to educate students about the legal and safety issues related to “sexting,” the recent craze among adolescents of sharing nude or sexually provocative photos over cellphones.
July 10, 2009
A Virginia school administrator was awarded legal fees from his school board after child pornography charges were dropped against him following his investigation of a student sexting incident.
May 13, 2009
Within the past year or so, a new trend has cropped up called "sexting"—where teens send naked pictures of themselves through text messages, which has implications for educators, administrators, parents, and students.
April 20, 2009
It's getting increasingly complicated to keep students safe at school, especially as technology becomes more widely used in the classroom and for personal communication. Policies to keep students safe in the digital age are often crafted with painstaking detail to allow for a range of scenarios. Bu...
April 08, 2009
Turning the Internet into a safe space for students is a topic that permeates almost all the stories I write about ed-tech, especially when we talk about emerging technologies which make use of the collaborative nature of the Web. I had an interesting discussion yesterday with Rachel Smith, the vice...
March 06, 2009
Florida instituted new rules to prevent cyberbullying this school year, with clear procedures for reporting it, even anonymously, and detailed consequences for perpetrators, according to this article in the St. Petersburg Times. The article highlights the extra steps being taken in the Pinellas a...
December 29, 2008
There's an interesting story up on The Sacramento Bee about a new law that will take effect on Jan. 1 in California that allows school districts to punish students for cyberbullying. Specifically, the law allows schools to suspend or expel students for bullying other students over the Internet, th...