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Student Safety
Holiday Blues: The Effect Depression Has on Students During Winter Break

While the holidays are typically described as a time of joy, not all of our students are necessarily sharing in the spirit of the season. The National Association on Mental Illness reports that half of all chronic mental illness begins by 14 years of age, and between Thanksgiving and the New Year, busy schedules and...

12/19/2018

Student Safety
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

Student Safety
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

Social Media
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

Professional Development
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

Office 365
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
Student using Tablet

Student Safety
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

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.

05/01/2018