Season 01 : Episode 06 : Part Two: When Schools Overshare – A Principal’s Perspective

Episode Summary

Internet Safety Podcast: In part two of this series on child privacy and data privacy, we’re taking the perspective of the school. We’re joined by the principal of a private school who will share the implication of data privacy laws amid the pandemic and the stay at home order, her concern for the mental health of students, her advice to fellow school administrators on using social media, and how parents can help their children cope.

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Use this link to download the three page cheat sheet made specifically for this episode – including minute-by-minute breakdown of the episode as well as internet safety tips and tricks checklists for both parents and schools.

  • The impact of the pandemic on schools and educators
  • How schools are accidentally putting children at risk via social media
  • Best practices for schools using Facebook and Twitter
  • Mental health impact of the pandemic on students
  • Tips for helping children with their anxiety
  • Two resources available online related to children, mental health, and the pandemic
  • How hashtags on school-based social media posts can put children at risk
  • Link between device time and diminished mental health
  • BOOK: iGen by Jean Twenge
  • BOOK: The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Connection between device use and neuroplasticity and tech addiction.

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