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News &
Advice

for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

Professional Development
Digital Citizenship’s New Imperative

When is a student successfully educated on the subject of Digital Citizenship? It’s when the content takes hold of the student’s actions, and they treat their peers differently.
03/21/2018

Student Safety
Cyberbullying Never Sleeps: How to Protect Kids at School and at Home

We’ve all seen that scene in a movie where a kid comes sprinting down his street, pursued by a snarling bully. Just as the bigger, meaner kid reaches out to grab our hero’s arm, he slips inside his house and slams the front door, safe.
03/13/2018

Professional Development
Moving from Banning Technology to Embracing Technology

Lisa Nielsen, founder of The Innovative Educator and author of several books on using technology for instruction, champions the view that mobile devices in particular should not be banned or discouraged.
03/09/2018

Archiving & Backup
Compliance Rules and Email Archiving: What You Need to Know

Email archiving can benefit schools and districts and save you money is by understanding three specific compliance rules: HIPAA, FERPA and COPPA.
03/01/2018

Professional Development
Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017 is part of a series of probability-based surveys documenting media use patterns among children from birth to age 8 in America. The latest survey includes a nationally representative sample of more than 1,400 parents from all regions of the country.
02/20/2018

G Suite for Education
How Four School Districts Keep Their Students Safe on G Suite for Education

As districts like Hollidaysburg (PA), Meriden (CT), Temple (TX) and Yakima (WA) embark on 1:1 initiatives, introduce digital equity for learning or want to make sure students are safe in the open environment that they live in today, they're turning to Gaggle to keep students safe when using G Suite for Education.
02/12/2018

Student Safety
Student Safety and Restorative Justice

Schools often are the safest places for students to be and represent the greatest opportunity to restore and develop their personal character.
02/06/2018

G Suite for Education
Is Google Hangouts Safe For Your Students?

Law enforcement has made it a point to tell us that they’ve seen activity on Hangouts quickly go the wrong direction and have arrested and sent to prison individuals preying on students. These same law enforcement officials urge districts to monitor their students’ use of Hangouts similar to other forms of school-provided communication tools.
01/31/2018