Doug Bedell — July 31, 2020, 11:50 am

Online Safety a Big Concern in Remote Learning


To the extent that remote learning will be practiced in the new school year, educators, parents and students have to do some quick learning about cybersecurity, The Last Watchdog blog advises.

“Overnight, those in charge must learn how to operate all of our elementary, junior high and high schools as if they were digital-native startups,” Byron V. Acohido advises. “Students, parents and teachers at each K-12 facility, henceforth, need to be treated as the equivalent of remote workers given to using a wide variety of personally-owned computing devices and their favorite cloud services subscriptions. And it must be assumed that many of them are likely ignorant of good cyber hygiene practices.”

Computer security suddenly has new urgency for parents, teachers and students alike.
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