TWCBC Partners with i-SAFE Ventures to Offer Schools Discounted CIPA-Compliance Services – MarketWatch

Press Release – Published: Nov 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. ET NEW YORK, Nov 10, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) today announced a partnership with i-SAFE Ventures that makes it easier for schools to meet the mandates imposed under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which is required to receive E-Rate […]

The Invisible Victims of Identity Theft: Our Kids – ABC News

By Adam Levin Nov 14, 2015, 12:05 AM ET Somewhere between 10 million and 16 million Americans get “got” by fraudsters working the seams of identity-related crime every year. The methods are many and various. There are, of course, the familiar scams and frauds, but one harder to detect area of exploitation is child identity […]

Is your child already a victim of identity theft? – USA Today

Steve Weisman for USA TODAY 9:02 a.m. EDT September 12, 2015 School is back in session and there are plenty of things about which parents are concerned, but is identity theft one of them? Most adults are well aware of the dangers of identity theft and often take steps to protect themselves from this crime. […]

Facebook to Alter the Controversial Real Name Policy – Telegraph, UK

By James Titcomb 12:06PM GMT 01 Nov 2015 Social network promises improvements to how names are verified – but defends policy on safety grounds Facebook has promised to tweak its policy that demands members use their real or “authentic” names on profiles, following a backlash from advocacy groups. The social network’s “real names” policy, which […]

The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children

By Valerie Strauss November 12 Parental concerns about student privacy have been rising in recent years amid the growing use by schools, school districts and states use technology to collect mountains of detailed information on students. Last year, a controversial $100 million student data collection project funded by the Gates Foundation and operated by a […]

FPF releases Survey: “Beyond the Fear Factor”

September 25, 2015 | FPF Staff Few topics in education have generated as much discussion as the potential for data and technology to transform teaching and learning. While the public discourse has been dominated by advocates and critics alike, we’ve learned little about how most parents of school-aged children view the risks and opportunities of […]

Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2015, and What Is Next?

Date: September 24, 2015 Last year, growing state and district use of education data and increased public attention to the ways in which these data are collected, used, managed, and disclosed sparked much conversation in statehouses around the country about the value of data and how they are protected. Student data (e.g., demographics, transcripts, attendance, test scores, outcomes, etc.) are an […]

Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference Tackles Cyber Harassment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Lawmakers, students and teachers are tackling cyber harassment this weekend at the first-ever Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference. “It has been a long struggle and battle for me through my grief,” said Jane Clementi, who lost her son, Tyler, five years ago. At age 18, Tyler committed suicide on the George Washington Bridge after his roommate at Rutgers University filmed […]

How well are state anti-bullying laws working?

When it comes to curbing bullying at school, certain policies are more effective than others. A new study published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds that some state laws have helped significantly reduce instances of bullying and cyber-bullying among teens. About 20 percent of high school students reported being bullied on school property in the previous 12 months, according to […]