Articles: Security

Some Worry Missouri Social Media Law Went Too Far

As districts across the country debate the boundaries of social media in the class room, Missouri took an unprecedented step by passing the first statewide law banning teachers from individual communication with their students on social networks.

The Social Media Dilemma

While some districts are making the most of popular social networks, others are not choosing the "Like" button.

Toughest Bullying Law in the Country to Take Effect This Fall

New Jersey's tough bullying law with require schools to develop safety teams, investigate complaints and set a deadline for resolving issues.

Student Data Privacy Gets a New Boost

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new initiative to safeguarding student records.

Social Networking as a Tool for Student and Teacher Learning

Online social networking includes much more than Facebook and Twitter. It is any online use of technology to connect people, enable them to collaborate with each other, and form virtual communities.

To Download or Not to Download? A New Video Explores Copyright Laws

The Software and Information Industry Association has released Don't Copy That 2, which includes a rap video and classroom resources to discuss online copyright infringement, piracy and how to become a responsible digital citizen.

Is Your District Protected from Botnets?

Botnets infiltrate computers and take advantage of the affected computers’ Web browser vulnerabilities while spreading spam and viruses.

Play Well, Learn Better

Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District promotes healthy recess activities to reduce chaos on the school yard and ultimately in the classroom.

School Safety Takes a Back Seat

School districts across the nation are making budget cuts in a previously taboo area—safety.

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