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Highlights from the week of May 30 - June 5, 2022
As the immediate horror of the Uvalde shooting slowly begins to fade, an intense conversation is underway about what can be done to prevent such needless tragedies in the future. It is a vitally important conversation, given the fact that at least 33 other mass shootings have occurred in the United States since May 24. (The non-profit organization Gun Violence Archive keeps an ongoing tally. Read it and weep.)
One of the questions that most often arises, particularly after gun violence in schools, is whether there were warnings on social media that were ignored. In most cases, particularly if the shooter is a student, investigators do find disturbing images and posts. Many are explicit threats of violence and even more raise the kind of red flags which would merit further investigation.
In today's episode of The Cybertraps Podcast (TCP Episode 129), Jethro Jones and I will begin looking at a number of issues related to the monitoring of social media accounts, including:
In the headlines below, there are a few items of particular interest:
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Published in September 2020, this book is an invaluable tool for educating teachers and administrators about the risks arising from the use and misuse of digital devices. Each cautionary tale is linked to specific provisions of the Model Code of Ethics for Educators to help guide educators in the ethical use of technology. Contact the author to arrange bulk purchases.
🎼 Above the Fold: School District Strips "Sound of Music" of Nazi Imagery ~ 💽 2. The Shifting Stories of A School Data Theft ~ 🌈 3. Wisconsin "Pride Fest" Draws Online Attacks ~ 🚓 4. Teacher Gets 10 Year Jail Term for Solicitation ~ 🏖️ 5. What, No Vacation Days Left?
📖 Above the Fold: Diary of a Pervy Teacher ~ 📹 2. Update on Plainview ISD iPad Video Controversy ~ 🏈 3. CA Football Player Accused of Electronic Sexual Assault ~ ⛪ 4. Bible Reference Sparks Online Outrage in Loudon County ~ 🎌 5. Japanese Teacher Crosses a Line
Above the Fold: Video of Teacher Using N-Word Earns Student a 3-Day Suspension ~ 2. Oregon Schools Grapple with Emojigate ~ 3. North Carolina School Board Member Indicted for Extortion ~ 4. New CISA Toolkit: Strengthening K-12 Reporting Systems ~ 5. Will AI Be Critiquing Your Teaching Soon?
Cybertraps Summer 2023 Webinar Series ~ Above the Fold: 1st Grader Records In-Class Sexual Assault ~ 2. The Cellphone Ban Debate Continues ~ 3. Teacher Pepper-Sprayed after Confiscating Phone ~ 4. MPS Data Breach: "Worst Case Scenario" ~ 5. Teachers Face Economic Threats and Moral Dilemmas
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