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.
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February 06, 2018
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December 04, 2017
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
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August 24, 2016
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January 19, 2016
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December 04, 2015
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
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
The American Academy of Pediatrics to date has recommended that young children watch no more than a couple hours of television per day.