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The Global Search for Education: Which Digital Device Is Best?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If you're not aware of the hottest current digital device debate, you're probably not a parent or an educator.

Google+: A Playground For Predators? What Parents Need to Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Parents may feel helpless in the shadow of the world's biggest Internet company, but we all have the power to change this, even if Google continues to be unwilling to make things right. Until Google lives up to its own "Do no evil" motto, it's up to parents to protect children.

Google Apps for Education Behind the Screens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We should commend Google for their apparent change of heart on the commercialization of our kids. But lingering questions still exist, especially those raised by privacy experts: what took Google so long and what is going to happen with the data Google has been collecting for the past seven years?

Google Agrees To Stop Reading Your Child's Gmail

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products ...

Google Apps for Education: Teachers and the Unsuspected Stranger

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We know that privacy is slowing diminishing in our lives. As parents we try to protect the innocence of our children and students as long as possible, but what happens when you determine that the one place which should provide the ultimate safety is failing you?

Digital Parenting Should Include Google Apps for Education

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

I have discovered that many parents -- even the digital natives who witnessed the dawn of the commercial Internet in their youth -- simply do not understand well enough how that commercial Internet works, how companies exploit various technologies to monetize users, including and especially children.

Google Apps for Education: Data Mining and the Threat to Student Privacy

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it as well as potentially that of their families?

Lawsuit Alleges That Google Has Crossed A 'Creepy Line'

edweek | Benjamin Herold | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. As part of a potentially explosive lawsuit making its way th...

Google Apps: Saving Schools Money or Paying With Your Kid's Privacy?

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

A key reason schools are signing up for Google Apps for Education is that Google claims to provide these services at no cost. But these services are not entirely free. Did you know that schools may be "paying" for these services with your kid's privacy?