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.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

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According to a study done by Symantec , apps with the most cybersecurity issues are lifestyle apps, which account for 27 percent of malicious apps. Some are through emails, SMS text messages, social media, and even fake tech support phone calls/voicemails.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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Adobe Spark : This flexible design tool lets teachers and students design everything from a web page to a social media post. DIY.org : According to Higgin, this is the best community in youth media and learning products. Social Studies Stunners.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Media or instructional technology specialists can teach during electives like media and library. District-wide digcit calls to action can be announced on social media sites with hashtags. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists.

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.

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.