Articles: Security

6/1/2011

Among the many challenges facing district leaders, student safety can be particularly difficult as new technologies allow for instant and constant communication.

5/1/2011

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, says the Young Adult Library Services Association.

5/1/2011

The suicide of the 10th-grader sent shock waves through the middle school, but after a few months, almost all students and staff had moved on.

4/1/2011

In 1992, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) released an educational video that described to students the dangers of copying information from floppy disks, called Don't Copy that Floppy.

3/1/2011

Most of us are familiar with the damaging consequences of computer viruses such as freezing worms and Trojan horses. Another set of devious hacking forces, however, known as botnets, have caused districts to re-evaluate their online security measures.

2/1/2011

When we hear about school shootings, we typically think of them occurring in schools—not at school board meetings. But that was not the case on Dec.

1/1/2011

Karl Springer, superintendent of the Oklahoma City Public School District, recently found himself answering tough questions in the heavy glare of the media spotlight. The issue? Student bullying.

1/1/2011

Educators, school safety experts and anti-bullying advocates typically agree that bullying is a serious issue. They also agree that anti-bullying strategies should be an integral component of a school's safety plan.

9/1/2010

A new informal federal survey has found that for many districts, budget cuts have had a profound effect on school safety and security measures.

9/1/2010

Tight budgets are no excuse for failing to be proactive with school safety. In fact, school leaders must be especially committed to prevention and security programs during times when economic woes are increasing stress on kids, their families and school staff.

7/1/2010

The case of Kyron Horman, a second-grade Oregon student missing from school since June 4, 2010, has generated international attention.

7/1/2010

The bus driver overheard a middle school student say as he was walking off the bus at the end of the day, "I am going to get several of you tomorrow on the bus and blow you away for making fun of me."

7/1/2010

Tight budgets are no excuse for failing to be proactive with school safety. In fact, school leaders must be especially committed to prevention and security programs during times when economic woes are increasing stress on kids, their families and school staff.

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