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Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 9.25.28 AMStudents: The one group missing from student data privacy laws and bills
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by Larry Magid: The one group missing in the conversation about student privacy rights is the very group existing and proposed laws are designed to protect. If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the ...

Emotional spring cleaning helps develop grit
By Annie Fox: Longer days deliver more light through my windows. The better to see the doggie nose prints. And now it’s much harder to ignore all the crap I’ve been dumping on my desk for the past year. Time for ...

Social contexts of youth bullying
By Warren J. Blumenfeld: While studying a number of bullying prevention programs, I find that, while providing good overall theoretical and conceptual foundations and strategies for prevention and reduction of incidents, some crucial components are still missing. We must also discuss ...

Most teens don’t use anonymous apps but here’s advice for those who do
by Larry Magid: A study published in April by Pew Research found that only 11% of cellphone-owning teens use anonymous question and answer apps like Yik-Yak, Whisper and Ask.fm. Girls (13%) are more likely than boys (8%) to use such apps as are Hispanics ...

New Flickr 4.0 will store ALL your family photos for free and help you find and organize them
by Larry Magid: It’s been years since I paid much attention to Yahoo’s Flickr but, with the new Flickr 4.0, it’s a compelling service that I’m pretty excited about. In fact, I’m so excited that I’m now about 12,000 files into ...

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We’ve all seen the stories about trolls, bullies and hate mongers. But guess what? The majority of things that happen online are positive. So the goal of the One Good Thing project is to drown out whatever negativity exists by showing all the great things that people are doing online and with connected technology to make the world (and the Internet) a better place. Share your story at OneGoodThing.org.

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