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September 02, 2009

With Internet Filtering, Less Is More?

When it comes to Internet filtering, some school leaders have found that less is more.

August 17, 2009

Boy Scouts Turn to Tech to Stay Relevant

The Boy Scouts of America, which is approaching 100 years old, is turning to technology to get hip.

July 31, 2009

'Sexting' Getting Attention at Federal Conference

'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

Still Not Taking Sexting Problem Seriously? Read This

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

Miami-Dade Plans to Confront 'Sexting' Problem

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

Administrator in Sexting Case Wins Legal Fees

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

"'Sexting' is Stupid"

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

'Sexting' Incident Raises Big-Picture Digital Safety Issues

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

Brushing Up on Cyber Security

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

Districts Taking Cyberbullying Seriously

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...

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