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April 13, 2018

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.

April 10, 2018

Zuckerberg Promises Changes at Facebook, But Impact on K-12 Unclear

Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" during U.S. Senate testimony.

March 13, 2018

Teacher's Facebook Post on Students' Social Media Secrets Goes Viral

Utah science teacher Skipper Coates asked her students to complete the following sentence: "What my parents don't know about social media is..."

March 06, 2018

Districts Turn to Social Media, But Parents Prefer Emails, Calls, and Texts

Parents prize timeliness and personalization and want information pushed out to them, according to new survey results from Project Tomorrow.

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.

December 22, 2017

Two Districts Roll Back Summit Personalized Learning Program

A Connecticut district stopped using the platform and a Pennsylvania K-12 system will slow its implementation after parents raised questions about instructional quality and data privacy.

December 14, 2017

Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.

December 06, 2017

Facebook's New Messaging App for Young Children Raises Concerns

"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.

July 14, 2017

For Principals, Student Sexting a Speeding 'Freight Train,' Full of Peril

For school leaders, sexting means worries about cellphone searches, bullying prevention, child pornography laws, and difficult conversations with students and parents.

April 18, 2017

Privacy Watchdog Raises Alarms About "Spying" on Students Via Ed Tech

Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.

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