video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Two teens were cited for sexting after police said they shared a nude photo of a girl while in class at West Port High School in Marion County. The boys, 14 and 15, were cited under Florida’s sexting statute, which makes a first-time offense a civil infraction and not a crime for minors. Police said the first teen downloaded the photo from Instagram, then shared it with the other teen via Kik Messenger. The second boy shared the picture with his cousin, according to Ocala police. A school resource officer […]
Washington County public school officials announced they will be using new software to monitor students’ social media posts. The county will be one of only four school districts in the nation to enlist a new software program called Social Sentinel that tracks social media accounts for certain keywords. To those that question the legality of such monitoring in the face of privacy rights, school officials said the software uses “geofencing” protocol to only track posts that are made while the student is on school property. School officials said the goal is to protect student safety. […]
This is the story of Jesse Snodgrass, a kid with Aspergers Syndrome who was entrapped by an undercover cop posing as a student at Jesse’s high school. This is the story of how the war on drugs preys on the most vulnerable. Snodgrass’s legal defense fund. Source.
CoSN announced that it has issued resources to complement it K-12 Education Privacy Toolkit. CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today unveiled two freestanding resources to accompany its in-depth, step-by-step privacy toolkit. Designed to help school system leaders navigate the complex federal laws and related issues, the complementary resources include: • “10 Steps Every District Should Take Today”; and • “Security Questions to Ask of an Online Service Provider” Launched in March through CoSN’s Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative, the existing toolkit addresses compliance with laws such as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act […]
State schools Superintendent John Huppenthal admitted last week that he made several anonymous racist comments. He likened welfare recipients to “lazy pigs.” He blamed the Great Depression on Franklin D. Roosevelt and said FDR’s economic policies gave rise to Hitler. He said Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was responsible for feeding 16 million African-Americans into abortion mills. The comments, under various pseudonyms including Falcon9 and Thucydides, have been appearing since 2011. “I love talking about public policy, and I have a passion for engaging in debate,” Huppenthal said on Wednesday. “I probably have 300,000 words […]