Clearly, what goes around comes around. I used to do homework on the schoolbus (we won’t go into how long ago), and now – since so much homework involves the Internet, apparently – students can now do homework on schoolbuses. IF they’re Wi-Fi-enabled, of course. And the Internet’s presence, interestingly, on the bus seems to be having a calming effect – see “Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall” in the New York Times. “Behavioral problems [offline ones, anyway] have virtually disappeared,” it adds, since a school in Vail, Ariz., “mounted a mobile Internet router to bus No. 92′s sheet-metal frame.” Now they’re going to have to train bus drivers in digital citizenship instruction too!
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Students called heroes in this 6th-grade class
- In the face of school violence, what do we default to?
- Popularity: The other kind of vulnerability
- FB & Oculus VR: The potential of a virtual-reality platform
- What’s (importantly) different about Snapchat
- We ‘like’ faces in social media: Study
- Yik Yak update: How the app came to geo-fence off US schools
- Smart safety: YouTube’s ‘neighborhood watch program’
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Identity theft a problem from cradle to grave — Kids most vulnerable
- How to protect your family from Heartbleed security flaw (slideshow)
- Beware of Heartbleed inspired phishing scams
- Are sites you use vulnerable to Heartbleed security flaw?
- Microsoft ends support of Windows XP: Machines highly vulnerable to security risks
- The evolution of online safety: Lessons learned over 20 years
- Safety through mindfulness: Watch ‘The Science of Character’
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media