On October 7, a coalition of “school service providers,” defined as anyone providing an online educational service or app that collects student data, signed a pledge to safeguard student information privacy and security. The pledge was developed by the Software and Information Industry Association (
Students are compelled to interact online — and to get by in the digital age, they need the skills to do so. Rather than giving in to fears of what might happen when students connect over the internet, educators should bust the myths of online student privacy and use them as teachable moments to turn their students into capable digital citizens.
Experts foresee changes across all aspects of life as digital connectivity advances. They predict hyper-personalized interactions, 3D holograms, immersive virtual reality and a deepening dependency upon machines as we navigate our lives.
One of the world’s leading experts on cyberbullying hopes to hold a youth summit in Bermuda focusing on the crime and ways to prevent it. Dr Parry Aftab is visiting the Island for the 32nd Meeting of the Interpol Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children (ISGCC) and gave a lecture to delegates yesterday. She also held workshops at Mount Saint Agnes Academy on Wednesday and was “very impressed” with the young people she met. “I want to give a youth summit in Bermuda and bring stude