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February 15, 2018

School Shootings Now Unfold on Social Media. Here's What Educators Need to Know.

When terror strikes, social media can be used to share information, process grief, and re-traumatize victims. Experts say parents and educators can help.

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.

February 06, 2018

Student Retweets Snoop Dogg, Then Sues School District for 'Retaliation'

A California district is under fire for allegedly punishing a student who retweeted and liked "inappropriate" content on her personal social-media account.

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.

December 04, 2017

Bot or Not: Could a New Platform Help Schools Detect Fake Twitter Profiles?

Botcheck.me, a Google Chrome extension available via the browser's web store, enables individuals to reveal and log information about suspicious Twitter users.

October 02, 2017

Teenagers' Friendships Online Provide Emotional Support, Study Finds

Talking with friends online provides the same kind of support and validation for teenagers as interacting face-to-face, according to a new study.

September 28, 2017

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools

After hackers struck, Nevada's Foothill High and Florida's St. Lucie schools were faced with offensive content coming from their official Twitter accounts.

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Shuttered Her School, But Not Her Teaching

After Hurricane Harvey swamped her school system, Shanna Lumpkin, a 2nd grade teacher in the Humble Independent school district in Texas, used online platforms to read books with her students and give out back-to-school assignments.

September 06, 2017

From Rescues to Relief, Principals' Response to Harvey Aided By Ed Tech

From Facebook to Google to a popular text-messaging app, principals have used ed tech to support colleagues dealing with Hurricane Harvey.

August 31, 2017

Can Banning Phones in School Curb Cyberbullying?

Grappling with concerns around cyberbullying, school safety, and classroom distraction, some K-12 schools choose to ban cellphones from the premises altogether.

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