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School Districts Struggling to Cope with Rise of Social Media Threats Cybertraps 96

New substack: subscribe here. https://cybertraps.substack.com – Show Notes – Social media and digital communication threats are a rising problem – Every threat has to be taken seriously – Incredibly disruptive – Warning notices to parents – upsetting – Lockdowns – School closures / switch to remote learning – Myriad vectors – Email – Text messages…

Equipping Teachers with Tools with Scott Gordon Cybertraps 93

General Counsel for State Department of Education Authority to prosecute licensed personnel. Educational professional has to bring complaints against others. Teachers are connecting more and more online. Sometimes teachers are just four years older than the students they could be teaching. How to help those adults that don’t know what’s going on. Why not equip…

Should We Ban Cell Phones in Schools Cybertraps Live 90

Raising Cyberethical Kids: Audio Course and Ebook – News Item: In June 2021, UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson suggested banning mobile phones in schools – He argued that a ban would help students “remain calm” and overcome the effects of the pandemic – Some schools expressed opposition, saying individual schools and districts should establish their…

Will Your Costume Cost You Your Career? Cybertraps 88 Halloween Edition

Show Notes Two articles on Cybertraps.com Halloween Costumes Result in the Suspension of 14 Idaho Educators https://www.cybertraps.com/2018/11/04/halloween-costumes-result-in-the-suspension-of–14-idaho-educators/ What Do Pokémon Balls, Pumpkins, and Death Stars Have in Common? Just Google “Baby Bump Costumes”! https://www.cybertraps.com/2016/10/18/what-do-pokemon-balls-pumpkins-and-death-stars-have-in-common-just-google-baby-bump-costumes/ When did Halloween become such a big deal? Blame the 1980s First Amendment – Is dressing up a form of speech?…