Why Schools Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Schools Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Technological advances radically altered education. Gone are the days of scouring libraries for hours, as information is at students’ fingertips in mere seconds. The COVID-19 pandemic moved technology to a central role in the classroom, a change not likely to...
Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Student safety at school has been a subject of confusion and conversation for years. Schools are responsible for education, but are they responsible for student safety, too? And to what extent? Are schools responsible for crimes committed on school grounds? With the...
How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, as many as one in five students experience bullying. Fifteen percent of bullying incidents occur online. Bullying often results in lowered levels of classroom engagement and academic performance. However, the...
Teen Suicide and the Pandemic: Screen Monitoring Software Saves Lives

Teen Suicide and the Pandemic: Screen Monitoring Software Saves Lives

Before the pandemic, teen suicide rates in the United States were already alarmingly high. In an article in Psychology Today, licensed psychologist Sandra M. Chafouleas writes that every year, more than two thousand teens die by suicide. According to the Centers for...
How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

In the U.S., 7.5 million people report stalking each year, and 1 in 4 of those victims reported cyberstalking. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we communicate, learn, and live. Students now spend more time on the computer than ever. Consequently, they face a...
Emergency Preparedness in Schools: What Administrators Need to Know

Emergency Preparedness in Schools: What Administrators Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic showed the vital importance of emergency preparedness in schools. With the possibilities of school shootings and natural disasters on the rise, schools need emergency preparedness plans more than ever. It’s important to know and implement the...