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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. COPPA, for example, doesn’t extend to sites like Instagram or Pinterest, and companies’ data privacy policies typically are just stating what they can do with the data and aren’t offering any protections.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

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Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Read your school’s social media guidelines and review your privacy settings.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.