By Sue Scheff and Katie L. Greer October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually.
Just remember, kids should "band together" not "ban together." :-)
As schools around the country have rolled out one-to-one computer initiatives, handing out tablets and laptops to their students, a sour note has often intruded on the triumphant fanfare heralding these programs. Within days, even hours, of the devices’ distribution, their young users have figured out how to circumvent the...
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work with students at Corona del Mar High School in the hopes of restoring the school’s reputation after a year of controversy.
Not sure the school's reputation should be the driving factor here...
"Obviously, we can’t stop people from tagging or Tweeting our kids, but it is becoming vital that we teach all of our students about Digital Citizenship and that what they post on the internet is like a tattoo: it is there forever. It is a well know fact that colleges check out potential students’ social media accounts."
13-year-old Lacie says a 34-year-old Florida man posed as a 15-year-old girl on Facebook and convinced her to send him nude photos. Investigators say there are hundreds of victims out there who have not come forward.
When we approach digital reputation in an empowering way it allows us to reframe the conversation. Instead of nagging students about not posting party pictures on Facebook, we can empower them to build a digital reputation that aligns with the legacy...
Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,” wa
This strikes me as unethical, Terms of Service agreements aside. I would think having your emotional state experimented with should require explicit informed consent.
TROY >> As area high school programs and administrators continue the internal battle of whether or not student-athletes’ social media presence should be monitored and checked on a consistent basis, there’s already a group of indivi
Most families have implemented boundaries and rules that their kids and teens have to follow when it comes to their gadgets. Hopefully, parents today understand that digital citizenship is as important to their children as potty training was to them ...