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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Digital Safety

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The Education Week Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Digital Safety is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on the ways you should be approaching student and system data; what others have done to teach digital safety; and how some educators handled cyber attacks.

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IT Infrastructure School District Data Systems Are Messed Up. A New Coalition Wants to Help
Organizations representing states and school districts have teamed up with ISTE to help make data systems more user-friendly and secure.
Alyson Klein, June 29, 2021
3 min read
School & District Management Q&A How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack: Lessons Learned
The Flagstaff schools in Arizona suffered a ransomware attack that forced district officials to close schools for two days. Here’s what the district learned from that experience.
Alyson Klein, March 17, 2020
4 min read
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Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of Cyberattacks
Almost 80 percent of K-12 and college-level educators report using some sort of online learning platform during the pandemic.
Alyson Klein, February 8, 2021
2 min read
Data Schools Teach 'Cyber Hygiene' to Combat Phishing, Identity Theft
Facing an increasing array of daily security threats, schools are teaching what is being dubbed "cyber hygiene," basic cybersecurity habits for use in school and at home.
Sarah Schwartz, March 6, 2018
7 min read
IT Management 4 Big Cybersecurity Priorities for Schools: Training, Purchasing, Monitoring, and Budgeting
A survey of 513 K-12 technology leaders on how they are dealing with the latest cybersecurity challenges showed that 63 percent are working on training end users.
Mark Lieberman, March 17, 2020
4 min read
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Privacy & Security Q&A What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote Learning
Some research suggests the phenomenon known as "digital self-harm" is on the rise and schools need to address it more directly.
Mark Lieberman, February 16, 2021
6 min read
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Privacy & Security Opinion The Cyber-Security Problem Schools and Ed. Tech Need to Face
Good intentions alone don't protect our children's personally identifying information, writes Global Cyber Risk's Joel Schwarz.
Joel Schwarz, January 30, 2020
5 min read