School Security :: July 8, 2008

Mitigating the Internet's Negative Consequences

THE Journal's Dian Schaffhauser speaks with Marje Monroe and Doug Fodeman, who, for the last 11 years, have worked to educate schools, parents, and students about the issues that affect children in an online world. They discuss the scams and other negatives of the Internet that can affect students online and what teachers can schools can do to alleviate the potential problems....

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School Security News

School Web Filter Tackles Anonymizers

SmoothWall has released a new version of School Guardian, its Web filter, which now incorporates support for blocking secure proxies such as UltraSurf....

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Canal Winchester SD Deploys ArcMail for Data Archiving Compliance

Western Ohio Computer Organization (WOCO) has implemented Internet filtering and reporting software from 8e6 Technologies, one of the 165 new K-12 education customers the company said it signed in the first half of 2008....

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Ohio's WOCO Rolls Out Internet Filtering

Bonham Independent School District in Texas has chosen iTrust software from DeepNines Technologies to manage Internet threats security. The district serves 2,000 students in six K-12 schools....

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2008 School Safety Index Self-Assessment Tool Goes Online

CDW Government (CDW-G) has posted its 2008 School Safety Index Self-Assessment Tool online. The tool, which debuted this week at the NECC 2008 conference in San Antonio, TX, allows schools to take a survey and score their safety based on results from other schools around the country....

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LanSchool 7.1 Adds Keystroke Monitoring, USB Blocking

LanSchool Technologies, a developer of classroom management systems, has released a new version of its LanSchool 7 classroom management software. The new version, introduced this week at the NECC 2008 conference, adds USB limiting and keystroke monitoring capabilities....

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CoSN Details Changes to E-Mail Regulations, Calls for 'Comprehensive Solution'

What's the difference between Open Records and eDiscovery? With changes in Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, what does e-mail compliance mean these days, and how do schools achieve it? The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), an education technology advocacy group, is attempting to answer these questions with a new white paper called "School Districts, Data Retention and Federal eDiscovery Rules: The Case for a Full E-mail Archiving Solution Now."...

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