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Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

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Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

Students don’t always fully understand the impact of their digital footprint, so it’s vital that educators set boundaries—especially when dealing with school-issued devices. In a district where students are in a 1:1 environment, how can educators ensure that they are behaving appropriately online every moment of every day? This was the challenge faced by Desert...

03/07/2019

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Internet Hoaxes

We are aware of the Momo challenge. As with any other internet hoax, trend, challenge, or story, the way we analyze content allows us to review concerning situations regarding suicide, self-harm, and violence—regardless of the trending words used.  In the event that the resurfaced Momo challenge hoax leads your kids to communicate about thoughts of...

02/28/2019

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Four Reasons to Look More Closely at Student Accounts

When we discuss the need to monitor student email and Google or Office 365 drive accounts with school districts, we sometimes get a response like, “our kids aren’t sharing inappropriate content with these accounts.” Aside from everyday learning tasks, students are using these accounts to communicate with each other, sometimes dangerously. Here are four reasons why...

02/04/2019

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Former Wrestling Pro Gives Hope to K-12 Audiences

One of our sales representatives, Alex Danko, learned about a dynamic school assembly speaker who focuses on bullying, suicide, and making good life choices. Marc Mero, a former WWE Wrestling Champion, provides an energetic, positive, and meaningful presentation that might be just what your school needs. To learn more, visit www.thinkpoz.org.

11/15/2018

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4 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Safe on Social Media

With the 2018-19 school year underway, children K-12 will be increasing the time spent on both school-provided technology and personal devices. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with the latest in social media, websites, and apps. Since these tools are constantly changing, they can pose a threat to the safety of children in...

09/21/2018

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Sextortion? It’s Real!

Have you heard about Sextortion?  It’s a real thing. We love this Thorn Video.  It really speaks to kids!  

08/14/2018
Ant-Bullying Laws

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Is Cyberbullying Illegal in Your State?

There is currently no federal law against cyberbullying, but all 50 states have laws against bullying in general—and every state except Alaska and Wisconsin includes an explicit reference to cyberbullying in their anti-bullying laws.

05/15/2018

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3 More Important Considerations When Choosing Between G Suite and Office 365

One our most popular blog posts pondered the question, “Which online learning environment is better for schools, G Suite for Education or Office 365?” Here are three factors to take into account when picking the ecosystem where your students will live their academic lives.

05/09/2018
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How to Talk to Parents About Safety on School-provided Technology

Here are a four tips for educators on how to tackle this tricky subject of student safety on school-provided technology with parents.

05/03/2018