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News &
Advice

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

“Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate”

Student Safety
From Slut Pages to Sexting Scandals: The Impact of Online Shame In Schools

“Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate” covers one of the biggest sexting scandals in a high school in one of the least likely towns, Duxbury, Massachusetts (nicknamed “Deluxeberry”, for its oceanfront homes), where a Dropbox account revealed photos of around 50 female students.

10/02/2017
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Student Safety
How Parents Can Help Keep Their Children Safe Online

Parents are worried about children safety online, including being harassed or bullied on school-provided online collaboration tools. Here’s some help for parents who want to know how they can partner with their local schools.

09/27/2017
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Archiving & Backup
Should You Delete or Suspend Staff Email Accounts at Your School?

Teachers, administrators and other staff will take new jobs, retire and give IT departments other reasons to delete or suspend their email accounts. Fortunately, there are plenty of similarities with the two most common email systems, Office 365 and Google, regarding how to handle a departing employee.

09/18/2017
Students in computer lab

Student Safety
Why Does Safety Continue to be an Afterthought in EdTech?

Given the amount of funding and resources poured into edtech, why does safety continue to be an afterthought? Especially with regard to online learning tools, schools and districts are often left to their own devices and are pressed to figure it out for themselves.

09/13/2017
G Suite for Education

G Suite for Education
How to Get the Most from Your G Suite for Education Implementation

Here are four important considerations from technical and safety points of view when implementing G Suite for Education.

09/05/2017

Student Safety
Make Student Safety a Priority this School Year

As the 2017-18 school year gets underway, it’s never too late to evaluate what you’re doing to keep students safe when they use school-provided tools such as G Suite for Education, Office 365 or a learning management system like Canvas.

08/28/2017

Student Safety
WTF? What Kids are Saying in Text Messages

BRB, LOL, LMAO, SMH, TTYL, WTF. Most of us are aware of SMS language found in text messages, also known as textese, texting language and many other names. The Reality Check Program has compiled a great list of text speak that educators and parents show know about.

08/23/2017

Student Safety
Infographic: Real Student Safety Saves Lives

Students use school-provided technology such as Chromebooks and other devices—as well as communication and collaboration products like G Suite for Education and Office 365—to support learning and prepare them for further stages in life. Unfortunately, students also use these tools inappropriately.

08/22/2017