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Maria Bossa liked Kiwi Commons's group Youth Internet Safety
Sep 20, 2013
Rebecca Martin commented on Kiwi Commons's blog post School Uses Webcams to Spy on Students - Is This Ethical?
"I feel that even though the schools didn't intend this software to be used as harmful, they still intended it to spy, which is against the law. Parents should have been notified about the software installed on the computers so that they know…"
Oct 5, 2011
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Youth Internet Safety

This group is for parents and educators who want to discuss and share resources, concerns or news regarding youth web safety.
Mar 6, 2011
Steve Hargadon and Kiwi Commons are now friends
Oct 7, 2010
Nellie Makarova-Cross replied to Kiwi Commons's discussion Internet Parental Control Blocks the Word 'Gay' - Is this Justifiable?
"Dear Kiwi, Parents have a right to influence their kids development in blocking the "gay" word. You probably are not aware that quite a number of kids are approached by gay people and through that experience non genetic gays turn into…"
Apr 25, 2010
John J Caprice replied to Kiwi Commons's discussion Internet Parental Control Blocks the Word 'Gay' - Is this Justifiable?
"Dear Kiwi, I agree. JJC"
Apr 21, 2010
Kiwi Commons replied to Kiwi Commons's discussion Internet Parental Control Blocks the Word 'Gay' - Is this Justifiable?
"Hi John, I see your point of view in blocking terms that could potentially be used in searching for pornographic websites, but that can also include an array of terms that could mean almost anything. So where do we draw the line? My issue with an…"
Apr 21, 2010
John J Caprice replied to Kiwi Commons's discussion Internet Parental Control Blocks the Word 'Gay' - Is this Justifiable?
"Hey Kiwi, Since we do not know what the other keywords were, it may be premature to accuse anyone of being homophobic. I have friends and relatives that live wonderful lives. They happen to be GAY! WHO CARES? If I were designing a program to…"
Apr 20, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a discussion

Internet Parental Control Blocks the Word 'Gay' - Is this Justifiable?

Many parents and educators turn to internet controls to ensure theirkids don't run into any harmful or inappropriate content. However, onesecurity suite, CA Internet, has also blocked the word "gay," and frommy point of view, I find that this is taking keyword blocking way toofar. Do youthink blocking the word 'Gay' is justified in this case? Or is this justanother sign on homophobia in our society? You can find thefull article…See More
Apr 20, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a discussion

Interactive Whiteboard Technology Excites UK Educators

UK Educators are getting quite excited over their latest Whiteboardtechnology which allows them to share materials and resources rightacross the board. Even those who do not have access to Whiteboards willbe able to get in on the action though, by using a Common File Format(CFF). The CFF will allow teachers to open the documents in any wordprocessor and also gives them the option to edit and change the materialin any way. Apparently, this technology will not be seen inNorth American anytime…See More
Apr 8, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a discussion

CyberHate in Schools

Cyber Bullying and cyberhate have become growing problems in many schools with many students turning to the Internet to send hateful an harassing messages. However, since this problem is fairly new, many schools do not know how to handle this problem. Where do school administrators stand in a cyber bullying case? Kiwi Commons expert, Barbara Zimmerman has put together a Q&A about CyberHate that addresses many educators' questions about what is classified as cyberhate and why this is a…See More
Mar 18, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a blog post

Spring Break Safety

Spring Break is right around the corner (some have already began theirmid-season vacations) and Kiwi put together a list of tips and faux pasfor both students and parents to consider during their holiday. A simpleGoogle search on 'Spring Break' will provide a myriad of picturesdisplaying both young guys and girls, half naked and doing things that Iam sure most teachers and parents would not approve of. Of course notall kids and teens will engage in the typical MTV type Spring Break,…See More
Mar 16, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a blog post

Ontario, Canada Launches Online Homework Help

The Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada has recently launched a avery interesting system in which students can seek homework help online.The program is specifically designed for grade 7 to 10 math studentsand users can log into the website (https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/secure/login.php)where they can chat with the online tutors who are available form5:30pm to 9:30pm from Sunday through Thrusday. I find theconcept of online tutor…See More
Mar 10, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a blog post

School Uses Webcams to Spy on Students - Is This Ethical?

A school district in Pennsylvania is in a bit of trouble after allegedly using webcams on school laptops to monitor their students in and outside of school using spy software. The students and parents were uninformed about the use of this software and discovered it only after one student was called to his principal's office for bad behavior in his home. The principal then used a picture taken with the spy software to prove his case. While the school district continues to maintain that they did…See More
Feb 26, 2010
Jeffrey Fuller commented on Kiwi Commons's blog post Cyber Bullying vs. Freedom of Speech
"That really depends. If I had more background information and could read the posts I would be able to voice a more accurate opinion. If I were the teacher and the teacher's lawyer I would suspect and try to prove libel. Regarding the…"
Feb 23, 2010
Kiwi Commons posted a blog post

Cyber Bullying vs. Freedom of Speech

I've just come across yet another case that calls into question just howinvolved a school should be when it comes to disciplining cyberbullying. A student in Florida is suing her former principal after shewas suspended back in 2007 for creating a Facebook criticizing one ofher teachers. The page, which was up only for a few days, had currentand past students commenting on the teacher's abilities, some for andsome against. Two months later, the student, Katherine Evans, was called into…See More
Feb 22, 2010

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Spring Break Safety

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Spring Break is right around the corner (some have already began their

mid-season vacations) and Kiwi put together a list of tips and faux pas

for both students and parents to consider during their holiday. A simple

Google search on 'Spring Break' will provide a myriad of pictures

displaying both young guys and girls, half naked and doing things that I

am sure most teachers and parents would not approve of. Of course not

all kids and teens will engage in the… Continue

Ontario, Canada Launches Online Homework Help

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada has recently launched a a

very interesting system in which students can seek homework help online.

The program is specifically designed for grade 7 to 10 math students

and users can log into the website (https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/secure/login.php)

where they can chat with the online tutors who are available form

5:30pm to 9:30pm from Sunday through Thrusday.… Continue

School Uses Webcams to Spy on Students - Is This Ethical?

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

A school district in Pennsylvania is in a bit of trouble after allegedly using webcams on school laptops to monitor their students in and outside of school using spy software. The students and parents were uninformed about the use of this software and discovered it only after one student was called to his principal's office for bad behavior in his home. The principal then used a picture taken with the spy software to prove his case.



While the school district… Continue

Cyber Bullying vs. Freedom of Speech

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 7:00am 1 Comment

I've just come across yet another case that calls into question just how

involved a school should be when it comes to disciplining cyber

bullying. A student in Florida is suing her former principal after she

was suspended back in 2007 for creating a Facebook criticizing one of

her teachers. The page, which was up only for a few days, had current

and past students commenting on the teacher's abilities, some for and

some against.



Two months later, the… Continue

Pheobe Prince Commits Suicide Because of Cyber Bullying - Who is to Blame?

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 7:30am 0 Comments

In the last few weeks, I have come across a slew of cyber bullying cases, each becoming more serious than the last. But it was the story of a young girl named Phoebe Prince that really hit home.



Phoebe Prince, 15, committed suicide due to what reports are saying was a case of cyber bullying. The young teen was victim to harassing Internet and text messages from alleged older…

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