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Social Network Spotlight: Signal

Signal is a bare bones messaging application for iPhone and Android, specializing in secure and encrypted communication between users. Here are some pros, cons and tips for educators.

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Categories: Social Media

Is the Blue Whale Game Really Causing Kids to Kill Themselves?

Last week, our Safety Management team received a considerable number of inquiries from educators concerned about the game “Blue Whale,” which has ostensibly resulted in the death of dozens of teenagers by suicide. Despite our position that the Blue Whale game does not represent a real threat, this does nevertheless present an opportunity.

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Categories: Social Media / Student Safety

Social Network Spotlight: Swarm

Swarm is a very focused app that is only truly functional if the user is visiting physical locations and checking in. Because of the need to check in and the competitive aspect, students could leave themselves vulnerable to online predators and other dangers.

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Categories: Social Media / Student Safety