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Student hacker grabbed personal data of thousands of Maryland students

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Now facing possible criminal charges, the student's activities have been revealed as more extensive than originally believed.

Anti-violence bill would require schools watch students' social media

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Social media accounts of those at risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others would enter required monitoring by their schools.

How to discuss student data privacy in your school and community

by Stacey Pusey • 3 months ago

Commentary: communicating data privacy requirements and ramifications can be challenge for school leaders, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey.

Google wants to spread positivity online, stop cyberbullying

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Education partnerships centering on online safety, etiquette and security are aimed at teaching kids to "be internet awesome" this month.

Fingerprint scanner debuts at Virginia Tech dining hall

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The optional biometrics program allows students to keep their ID cards in their pockets as they wave their way into the building.

Florida 'student safety' database fell short, commission says

by Katya Schwenk • 5 months ago

Some officials say it adds little new functionality for law enforcement, while others claim the governor's request was "impossible" from the start.

Florida launches school safety database despite privacy concerns

by Katya Schwenk • 6 months ago

Civil rights groups called for the project to undergo further scrutiny before launch, but Gov. Ron DeSantis says it's essential for student safety.

Pearson hack exposes student data connected to 13,000 accounts

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

Limited information — including names, birthdays and email addresses — has been compromised for an unknown number of school and university students.

Why every university needs an insider threat program

by Joanna Grama • 6 months ago

Commentary: Most higher education institutions hold sensitive data, but don't have insider threat programs. Joanna Lyn Grama says they should.

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