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February 8, 2023

Are AI photo editing apps endangering student privacy & mental health?

  The popularity of AI photo editing apps (like Lensa) is skyrocketing. The number of concerns and complaints about their usage is growing just as quickly. These tools — which offer users the ability to automatically transform their images into fantastical portraits — have set off alarm bells relating to data privacy, non-consensual sexualization, and potential content theft. 

February 3, 2023
The rise of ‘sextortion’ on social media and how to protect youth

  One of the most significant online safety risks for children and teenagers today is sextortion. "Sextortion" is an online crime where youth are exploited through blackmail or coercion in an attempt to send explicit images and videos, ...

January 27, 2023
5-step process for better student data privacy in K-12

The following article is a guest post by EdTech expert, former district administrator, and author Carl Hooker. Carl has 20+ years in education and K12 consulting. He speaks on various topics, from digital wellness to technology integration ...

January 26, 2023
PODCAST: Keeping our students safe with Linewize

Linewize EVP Ross Young recently spoke with Gabriel Carrillo of EdTech Bites to discuss how Linewize technology prioritizes student safety. Titled Keeping Our Students Safe With Linewize, the podcast was recorded from FETC in New Orleans ...

January 25, 2023
How educators can teach students about data privacy

As technology becomes increasingly prominent in the classroom and at home, adults and children alike find themselves frequently engaged in their devices. A 2021 report by Common Sense Media found that among children ages 8-12, 57% own a ...

January 24, 2023
Endpoint vs. API Solutions: What’s best for your school district?

Deciding between endpoint or API-based filtering and online monitoring solutions can be challenging for network administrators.

January 19, 2023
5 signs it’s time to update your school’s web filter & threat detection tools

When the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was passed in 2000, it cemented the fact that school systems have a responsibility to protect their students’ digital welfare. 

December 22, 2022 Digital Parenting | Digital Citizenship | Digital Wellness
Fostering healthy digital habits over the holiday season

With the holiday season fast approaching, many children have begun compiling their wishlists with excited anticipation. For digital natives, tech-based gifts such as smart speakers, phones and watches, or consoles, apps, and games often ...

December 21, 2022 1:1 | Cyber Safety | Digital Citizenship
How to encourage responsible device usage during school breaks

As educators become adjusted to a post-pandemic learning environment, it’s important for administrators and IT personnel to manage school-issued devices strategically.  Over the past few months, ransomware groups have increasingly targeted ...

December 16, 2022 Parenting | Digital Citizenship
Tech gifts for kids: What parents should keep in mind this holiday season

A simple search for “tech gifts for kids” returns thousands of results. Every year, parents and guardians rely on the Internet for ideas on what to buy children for the holidays. As technology becomes increasingly interconnected with ...

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