So Your Students Are Getting Around the Filter?

Ever since CIPA was enacted in 2001, school districts have been using web filters to keep their students safe online. And ever since filters have been implemented, students have been trying to get around them.

 
[PRESS RELEASE] Family Zone Redefines Its B2B Offering As Linewize, While Continuing to Grow The Family Zone Consumer Business

SAN DIEGO, California - Familyzone.io, a rising US branch of the Australian-based company, Family Zone Cyber Safety, is pleased to announce the business’ rebrand to Linewize. Due to the rapid growth in the US EdTech sector, the company has ...

 
How you can use content filtering to keep your students safe

To comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), school districts are required to block inappropriate internet content on devices that are on campus. But as more and more technology makes its way into the classroom, URL- and ...

 
The school district’s role in combating cyberbullying

October was National Bullying Prevention Month, and as parents and school districts know, bullying is increasingly happening online. Principals across the country report bullying through “the use of computers, cell phones or other ...

 
Keeping the Network Admin Out of the Filter

Network administrators at school districts are busy people. Keeping a district’s network systems running on all cylinders is a time-consuming job. And technology constantly changes, which means the work of maintaining security and ...

 
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Finding the right balance between student privacy and security

According to the U.S. Department of Education, hundreds of educational data breaches happen every single year. In the first nine months of this year, at least 10 school districts had been the victims of ransomware attacks. This combined ...

 
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Getting a united front between network admins and teachers

Teachers and network administrators often have a strained relationship. Though they both have students’ best interests in mind, teachers emphasize student learning and discovery, while network administrators emphasize student safety and ...

 
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What to consider when going 1:1 in your school district

Providing a device for every student in your district can be daunting, but it’s worth the effort. Fifteen years’ worth of research shows that giving every student a laptop improves their test scores in English/language arts, math, and ...

 
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What Does Your District Look Like at Capacity?

With cloud services, 1:1 programs, BYOD and ever-increasing bandwidth & storage, the technology landscape is dynamically changing for education. As school technology administrators, we're asking questions we've never asked before, ...

 
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The Cost of 1:1

When it comes to considering the cost of 1:1, the questions are endless. What is the average cost of a device when purchasing at scale for every student? What are my peer school districts doing with their taxpayer dollars or grants? What ...

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