The Risks and Dangers of Anonymous Question Apps

The Risks and Dangers of Anonymous Question Apps

In 2009 and 2010, anonymous question-and-answer apps exploded in popularity. These apps, which target young users, include Spring.me, founded in 2009, and ASKfm, launched in 2010. Newer apps, such as NGL and Sendit, integrate with social media sites such as Snapchat...
School Safety: Technology and Early Intervention

School Safety: Technology and Early Intervention

All too often, the news reports instances of violence on school grounds. In 2021, students returned to in-person schooling after pandemic-related school closures. Since then, school violence has only increased. According to EdWeek, many teachers report that they’ve...
Hate Speech on Social Media: What Schools Need to Know

Hate Speech on Social Media: What Schools Need to Know

Today’s students are digital natives: they grew up with the internet and modern technology. In other words, the online world is a very real and integral part of their daily lives. This includes social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Over the course of the...
How Assistive Technology Helps Students With Learning Disabilities

How Assistive Technology Helps Students With Learning Disabilities

The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes information for schools about assistive technology devices. For students with learning disabilities, assistive technology may include “any item, piece of equipment, or product...
Should Teens Be Screened for Depression?

Should Teens Be Screened for Depression?

Depression is a prevalent and pressing problem among young people between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Approximately 3.1 million people in this age group — as much as 12.8% of that population — have experienced depression, according to the American...
Florida School Safety Measures: Are We Doing Enough?

Florida School Safety Measures: Are We Doing Enough?

Seventeen Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students lost their lives in a shooting on February 14th, 2018. This school shooting forever changed Parkland, Florida — and the United States. Afterwards, several Stoneman Douglas students founded the #NeverAgain...

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