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How Educators Can Protect Students’ Data from Security Breaches

Every day, teachers are responsible for maintaining numerous logins, passwords, data, and other private information about their students, Mind/Shift reports. As chief technology officer in the modern century classroom, an…

Google Apps for Education: Data Mining and the Threat to Student Privacy

It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love, the Huffington Post reports. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it…

Not sure if a site is safe from ‘Heartbleed’? Use this tool to check

A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most websites on the Internet, the Los Angeles Times reports. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to…

News
Feds reach out to kids over online predators

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents…

eBook addresses internet safety, digital citizenship

First introduced during National Internet Safety Month in June, NBCUniversal's The More You Know, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, a free, interactive eBook for parents,…

Tips to safely navigate Valentine’s Day in your classroom

Valentine's Day is coming up, according to this SlideShare.net presentation.…

Bill Gates: I assume my phone’s not being tapped

In some fascinating comments about privacy and security, the Microsoft co-founder admits that he does use e-mail to send confidential messages. And he expects a level of security from his…

How-to
How to teach students about their digital footprint

Students must know about their digital footprint and the consequences of online actions Technology is an integral part of teaching and learning in today’s classrooms. While educators are aware of…

U.S. puts schools on the hook for police actions

The Obama administration issued the first federal legal guidance on school discipline Wednesday, telling school administrators they must avoid discrimination when doling out punishments, and must reserve harsh punishments that…

Data privacy: What school leaders should know

2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide, making it…

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