Alexa Sander, Author at Security Boulevard
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How School Leaders Can Understand and Navigate Digital Self Harm

| | education, K-12 Cyber Safety
Research indicates that digital self-harm is an emerging trend among students, but it’s not yet well understood You may not have heard of digital self-harm, but recent surveys and research suggest that our children are undoubtedly familiar with it. One such study analyzed data from the 2019 Florida Youth Substance ... Read More
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SEL Impact on School Violence

| | education, K-12 Cyber Safety
Technology has a role in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and preventing school violence School violence disrupts learning and can have long-term physical and emotional effects on everyone in the community. There’s no silver bullet to eliminate it, but the positive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) impact on school violence makes it ... Read More
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Cyberbullying and School Violence

How District IT Teams Can Help Identify Cyberbullying And Potential School Violence Signals In School Technology Research shows that there is a relationship between bullying, cyberbullying, and school violence. For over 20 years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service has analyzed and published reports to ... Read More
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5 School Violence Early Warning Signs

Students are returning to in-person classrooms, and some officials have a new set of concerns Reports of targeted school violence can rock the psyche of our nation. The horror of violent attacks in these spaces meant for safety and education is unthinkable. But, unfortunately, it’s part of our reality that ... Read More
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5 Types of School Violence And How IT Can Help

K-12 IT teams can use a variety of tools to fight these 5 types of school violence School violence has been a problem as long as there have been schools. In this situation, the word school indicates where the violence takes place, not a type of violence. There are five ... Read More
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School Ransomware And Student Safety

School ransomware attacks are threatening student safety School district leaders don’t always connect school ransomware and student safety, but it’s an important topic in today’s K-12 cybersecurity landscape. The state of K-12 ransomware is changing. Cyber criminals are stealing data before or after a ransomware attack takes place. That poses ... Read More
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5 School Cloud Ransomware And Lateral Phishing Facts For K-12 IT Security Teams

Districts can fight against lateral phishing emails that lead to ransomware attacks A recent CoSN survey, The State of EdTech Leadership 2021, found that cybersecurity and student data privacy are the top two technology priorities for education IT teams. What the survey doesn’t discuss is that many cyber threats district ... Read More
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Ransomware Checklist For K-12 Schools Using Google and/or Microsoft 365

Ransomware is a devastating type of cyber threat—use this checklist to keep your district safe A recent CoSN EdTech Survey reported that nearly 100% of K-12 schools in the United States are either currently using cloud computing or are planning to migrate to the cloud within the next 12 months ... Read More
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20 School Ransomware Protection Quick Tips for K-12 IT Leaders

These tips will help you protect your schools from ransomware attacks If we learned anything at the K-12 Cybersecurity & Safety Leadership Series panel discussion we hosted about the state of K-12 cybersecurity, it’s that ransomware is keeping district IT leaders up at night. Ransomware impacts K-12 cyber safety and ... Read More
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The High Cost of Phishing in K-12 Schools

Recent k-12 cybersecurity report highlights the high cost of phishing for school districts Phishing has been around since the first time the term was used on January 2, 1996, and it’s gotten worse every year since then. As cybercriminals have become more sophisticated in their phishing techniques, the cost of ... Read More