Generation Z: they’ve been tweeting, posting and blogging since their fingertips got hold of their first laptop or tablet. They know their way around a smartphone like they were born with it as part of their hand. Technology is well and truly weaved into the fabric of their lives. But as tech becomes an increasingly natural part of their lives, and with 52% of students admitting to being victims of cyberbullying, the risks of the online world grows.
Did you know that in 2006 the state of California enacted legislation with specific reference to technology in the classroom? However, according to a September 2015 study by the US Department of Health and Human Services Cyberbullying Research Center, California is the number 1 state for the highest level of reported bullying incidents. With increasing pressure, worrying statistics and a legal duty of care to educate both students and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of education technology, how clued-up are you on what school districts in California are legally required to implement?
We’ve pulled some key points from California’s legislation that we think should be on your radar:
While Californian legislation requires school districts to have a long-term education technology plan in place – and many districts have adopted their own guidelines and standards for internet safety in schools – have you considered a new approach to keeping students safe in the online world?
Monitoring online activity allows students to learn how to navigate the digital world safely. Additionally, it allows instructors and administrators to address issues with cyberbullying as incidents occur. And with good real-time remote monitoring and management software in place, you can manage online behaviour on-the-fly – just like any other behavioural management issue.
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