Monday, March 31st, 2014

Industry News: eSchool News Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Awards

It’s that time of year again. Each of us in the WORKS family deeply appreciates how much support and praise we hear from customers. We need your help! Please nominate WORKS’ StudentWatch and/or EmployeeSafe suites for the eSchool News Readers’ Choice Awards. It takes only a moment to visit the nomination page and complete the […]

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

In the News: Bullying and Cyberbullying Double Suicidal Risks

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Programs

A new research analysis published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics found that bullied students are at least two times more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide than their non-bullied peers. The analysis found that cyberbullying is linked more closely to suicide than is in-person bullying. Researchers believe this may be because […]

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

Student Safety: National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 7-11)

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Internet Safety

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to decreasing the potential for violence in our schools and communities, is sponsoring National Youth Violence Prevention Week from April 7-11, 2014. The nationwide initiative raises awareness and to prevent youth violence. Each day during the week corresponds to a specific challenge: […]

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

HOT Topic: Student Data Privacy

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Internet Safety

To help school districts and educators better protect student data when using online educational resources, the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Department of Education, released new guidelines with information and best practices for meeting the major requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment […]

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