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Q by Aequitas Solutions Earns iKeepSafe California & FERPA Privacy Badges

Novembers 21, 2016 — Aequitas Solutions, Inc. and its Student Information System Q have been awarded the iKeepSafe FERPA and California Privacy badges in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s best practice guidelines for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the extensive California and Colorado state privacy laws. The badges signify that…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Expands Digital Literacy Initiative with New High School Curriculum – Complete K­12 Lessons Teach Copyright, Fair Use, and More

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The National K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference in October

The National K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is being hosted October 6-7, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is part of an annual series, and is co-hosted by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe). Cybersecurity is one of the leading creators of jobs and opportunity for all economic sectors, with a large and growing demand for…Continue Reading

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Learning Genie Earns iKeepSafe California Privacy Badge

Learning Genie has been awarded an iKeepSafe California Privacy badge in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s program guidelines surrounding California student privacy law. Learning Genie is a cross-platform app that enables early childhood educators to easily create portfolios and conduct assessments with customizable early learning framework and assessment tools, such as DRDP2015. Learning Genie…Continue Reading

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Chateau Meddybemps Earns iKeepSafe COPPA Privacy Badge

Chateau Meddybemps® has been awarded the iKeepSafe COPPA badge in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s guidelines surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of this achievement, Chateau Meddybemps will display the iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge and COPPA Safe Harbor seal to identify that the product has been proactively and independently assessed…Continue Reading

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Kirk Marlowe Receives Outstanding Service and Leadership Award

download full film Patriots Day iKeepSafe is pleased to present the Outstanding Service and Leadership Award to Kirk Marlowe for his dedicated work promoting digital citizenship. Since 1989, Major Marlowe has served in the state police as a trooper and special agent, an Academy sergeant, lieutenant, and as a division commander for the High Tech…Continue Reading

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SchoolMessenger Communicate from West’s Education Group Earns iKeepSafe Privacy FERPA Badge

SchoolMessenger Communicate from West Corporation’s Education group has received the FERPA privacy badge in recognition of its alignment with iKeepSafe’s FERPA guidelines. SchoolMessenger Communicate (and its related InfoCenter app) are tools that help educational agencies and districts deliver school notifications and emergency alerts to parents by text message, voice call, email, and other means. iKeepSafe’s…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Fellows and Interns 2016

Klaira Beaudet, Criminal Justice Fellow Klaira is a recent graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, she is passionate about helping people, especially women and children. For the last two years of her college career, Klaira served as a Resident Advisor for CSUF’s on-campus housing where she was able to gain…Continue Reading

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Quizlet Earns iKeepSafe Privacy FERPA Badge

May 12, 2016 – iKeepSafe announced that it will be awarding a FERPA privacy badge to Quizlet Inc. Quizlet is a digital learning platform hosting free study tools and games, including millions of user-generated study sets. iKeepSafe’s FERPA badge is the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe and Harvard Berkman Center Release Privacy Curriculum

Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Today’s youth are increasingly living their lives online. What happens offline is reflected in the digital world, and vice-versa. Because our culture is becoming more and more digital, it is increasingly impossible to avoid participation in the digital environment. In the same way that it is essential…Continue Reading

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EdProtect Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Privacy Badge

March 10, 2016–iKeepSafe™, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, announced that it will be awarding a FERPA privacy badge to EdProtect, a product of Education Framework Inc. Education Framework is a technology company that creates digital tools that facilitate safe and private student data management. EdProtect will be the third product to receive this…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Presents at FETC

Today, iKeepSafe Vice President of Policy and Communications Alan Simpson is presenting at the Future of Education Technology (FETC) Conference in Orlando Florida. For over three decades, FETC has brought together more than 8,500 education leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Renowned worldwide for its outstanding program,…Continue Reading

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Gold Country CETPA Winter Meeting & Student Data Privacy Workshop

iKeepSafe, in partnership with Gold Country CETPA Regional Group, the U.S. Department of Education Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the California Attorney General Office of Privacy Education and Policy, and the California Department of Education, is hosting a free student data privacy hands-on workshop for K-12 leaders. The workshop is today, January 8, 2016 from…Continue Reading

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Have a Digital New Year!

In case you missed it, below is iKeepSafe’s December Newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for future updates. IKS NEWS: DECEMBER 2015 Cyberbalance in a Digital Culture Last month, iKeepSafe released a new study showing that both children and adults struggle to maintain a healthy balance with their digital devices. Cyberbalance in…Continue Reading

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K-12 Schools Must Teach Data Privacy and Security

It is essential that children learn about data privacy and security. Their lives will be fully enveloped by technologies that involve data. But far too little about these topics is currently taught in most schools. Fortunately, there is a solution, one that I’m proud to have been involved in creating. The Internet Keep Safe Coalition…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Report: Cyberbalance in a Digital Culture

New data from iKeepSafe explores how cyberbalance impacts day-to-day life: Distraction from digital devices is dominant concern for teens, tweens and adults. Nearly half of teens (44%) report sleep deprivation due to digital devices. One-third say digital device use has replaced an activity they used to love. WASHINGTON DC – A study released today by…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe presents at FOSI, launching new research findings

iKeepSafe is thrilled to be presenting tomorrow at the Family Online Safety Institute 2015 Conference. This year’s event, entitled “Risks. Harms. Rewards”, will focus on the many benefits, opportunities, and challenges our online lives can bring us. Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Marsali Hancock, iKeepSafe CEO & President, will co-present with Dr. Michael…Continue Reading

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Online Education Leaders and Student Privacy

On November 9, iKeepSafe joined the US Department of Education and the Future of Privacy Forum for a panel discussion on student data privacy at the 10th iNACOL Symposium, one of the most important gatherings for education leaders introducing powering new online and blended learning models into K12 and higher education.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming…Continue Reading

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It’s National Be Kind Online Day!

Today, in honor of Be Kind Online Day, iKeepSafe is joining Beyond Differences and the Marin County Office of Education to host a free, 2-hour event for parents, teachers, middle and high school students. Marsali Hancock, iKeepSafe CEO and President; Larry Magid, CEO, ConnectSafely.org and Technology Analyst; and Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of…Continue Reading

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LA-Area Public School Students Get #Cyberaware and Learn About Safe and Ethical Online Behavior

Local Students, Parents and Teachers Discover Best Online Safety Practices From Leading Industry Experts Today, in recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), iKeepSafe, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Comcast NBC/Universal, and CreativeFuture are co-hosting an educational and entertaining event at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios to promote cyber safety…Continue Reading

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IKS Presents at the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity 2015 Conference

Today, Marsali Hancock, CEO and President of iKeepSafe is presenting at the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) Conference in Linthicum, Maryland. She is joining a panel with Laurie Nathan from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The C3 Conference is a high quality professional development event for educators with the core mission to…Continue Reading

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Marsali Hancock Presents at EDUsummIT 2015

Delegates at EDUsummIT 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand Marsali Hancock, iKeepSafe CEO & President, just returned from presenting at the EDUsummIT 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The summit sought to engage policy makers, researchers, educators and representatives from the corporate sector from across the world in an active dialogue about emerging issues concerning the use of IT…Continue Reading

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Back to School in the Digital Age: How Educators and Entrepreneurs Use and Protect Student Data

iKeepSafe is working with Orrick LLP and EdSurge on a discussion about education technology and student privacy, on Wednesday, October 7th in San Francisco. Building on our workshops with K12 educators, this event will expand the conversation with edtech startups, companies and investors, and highlight practical steps that educators and edtech leaders are taking to…Continue Reading

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Marsali Hancock Presents at UNESCO-UNICEF SERU ICT Regional Meeting

The research team at this week’s Regional Consultation: Dr. Mike Searson, Dr Paul Resta, Marsali Hancock, and the UNESCO and UNICEF Bangkok team. Marsali Hancock, CEO & President of iKeepSafe, is in Bangkok, Thailand this week leading a regional meeting for UNESCO-UNICEF SERU ICT. In addition to the UNESCO and UNICEF Bangkok team, she is…Continue Reading

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IKS Welcomes Holly Hawkins

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) is happy to announce that has joined the organization as Chief Safety and Privacy Officer. In her new role, Ms. Hawkins will lead iKeepSafe’s Privacy program with a focus on strengthening protections for student data within educational environments, among other areas. Ms. Hawkins is a passionate advocate for the…Continue Reading

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IKS Joins Creative Professionals in Atlanta

iKeepSafe CEO & President Marsali Hancock joined several creative professionals in Atlanta this week to present a student assembly and three teacher workshops. Students learned first hand from prominent speakers about how they can funnel their passions to help make movies. For example, a few of the speakers included:–Mike Akins, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Student Data Privacy Workshop for K12 Educators

Friday, August 7th, 9:30am-2:30pm Santa Clara County Office of Education San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131-2304 iKeepSafe.org, the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education are hosting a free student data privacy workshop for K-12 educators, designed to:Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe at ISTE2015

For more than three decades the ISTE Conference & Expo has been a forum in which to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education technology. iKeepSafe is proud to join nearly 18,000 other attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy makers. This year, the…Continue Reading

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New Incident Response Tool App Launched Today

Today, with the generous support of Samsung, iKeepSafe proudly launched a mobile friendly adaptation of its Incident Response Tool (IRT). The IRT App allows you to quickly access clear and informed recommendations through flow charts and related investigation documents. The increasing use of and demand for technology in education brings with it many new challenges for schools. From…Continue Reading

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Marsali Hancock Presents at the SIIA Summit

iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock was invited to present at the Software & Information Industry Association’s Education Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 3rd-5th. Today, May 4th, Marsali will highlight the new iKeepSafe FERPA assessment and COPPA safe harbor during a roundtable discussion on emerging models and solutions for addressing student privacy. In addition, SIIA,…Continue Reading

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IKS Presents at Spring Education Conferences

February and March were busy months for iKeepSafe as we traveled the nation to present at the NASSP, NCE, SXSedu, CoSN, and NSBA conferences. Below is a quick summary of each event. NASSP: National Association of Secondary School Principals. IKS CEO and President Marsali Hancock joined Dana Greenspan in San Diego to present a three-part…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Awarded Digital Trust Foundation Grant

iKeepSafe is thrilled to be one of the recipients announced by the Digital Trust Foundation to promote online privacy, safety, and security. The $3 million in grants went to a diverse group of 24 organizations, including privacy advocacy nonprofits, universities, a large school district, an investigative journalism outlet, and a community-based organization supporting active duty…Continue Reading

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Privacy Boot Camp Recap

Representatives from more than 40 companies — from start-ups to small- and medium-sized ed tech companies — attended the two-day student data privacy boot camp, where they heard educators, policymakers, advocates, and legal experts discussed growing parent concerns about student data privacy and security. iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock highlighted how iKeepSafe helps educators,…Continue Reading

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IKS Presents at Privacy Boot Camp

Today, iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock is presenting at a two-day data-privacy “bootcamp” in the nation’s capital. Hosted by The Future for Privacy Forum ed-tech investor Rethink Education, the event aims to provide more than 40 companies in attendance with a stronger understanding of how the changing laws and policies will affect them. The…Continue Reading

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Building on the Student Privacy Pledge

More than 100 companies have signed the new Student Privacy Pledge established by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association, and the pledge has been praised by President Obama and legislators on both sides of the aisle. The Pledge is an important way for ed tech companies to demonstrate their…Continue Reading

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CETPA 2014 Annual Conference

iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock is presenting today at the 54th Annual CETPA Conference in Sacramento, CA. Her presentation, Optimizing Education Technology While Protecting Student Data Privacy, focuses on how to: Create a school culture that embraces technological opportunities Communicate with parents, students and staff Teach students about their rights and responsibilities in the…Continue Reading

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IKS CEO Presents at COP Workshop in Manam-Bahrain

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain invited iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock to speak today at the “Child Online Protection Strategy: Framework workshop” in Manama-Bahrain. The three-day workshop brings together local experts, researchers, and educators who are engaged in Child Online Protection in the kingdom of Bahrain, and aims to: Develop…Continue Reading

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Announcing Our New Digital Literacy Initiative

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the first set of K-6 lessons in our new digital literacy curriculum initiative, which aims to prepare students for digital citizenship in the 21st century. This first set of lessons make it easier for teachers to help students learn how to create, collaborate, and share responsibly.…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Bids Farewell to Google Fellow

This month marks the end of Francis Yasharian’s 10-week Google Policy Fellowship at iKeepSafe. The Policy Fellowship program connects undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines with organizations working at the forefront of timely issues like digital citizenship, privacy, government surveillance, data security, patent reform, copyright, free expression and open access to information. Over the…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Student Privacy Roundtable for Leaders in Ed Tech

Earlier this week, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) hosted a Student Privacy Roundtable for Leaders in Ed Tech to discuss appropriate data collection and use that supports advancements in learning and technology. The event was held in San Francisco at Clever’s office, and brought together district technology administrators, educators, privacy and industry experts and…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Presents at NAESP 2014 Conference

iKeepSafe Senior Director of Law and Policy Nancy Gifford presented at the this weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. The NAESP Conference gathers dynamic leaders (principals, superintendents, teachers, and decision-makers) from around the country to learn about the latest ideas and best practices, and to network with their peers. The theme for this year’s conference was “Best Practices…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Presents at Future Day

Irving Middle School invited iKeepSafe to present to their 8th grade students today as part of “Future Day.” This event allowed the students to rotate through four sessions to expose them to different topics to help them consider their futures and opportunities available to them. Specifically, the students learned about ROTC/Military, Education & Athletics, Special…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe Presents at Lafayette Elementary

Last night Emily Ensign, iKeepSafe Director of Content Development, presented at a parent workshop at Lafayette Elementary School in Washington DC. Specifically, she discussed the six pillars of digital citizenship success: Balance, Ethics, Privacy, Reputation, Relationships, and Online Security. Together, these essential concepts spell the acronym BEaPRO™ and address what research and leading experts have…Continue Reading

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Nancy Gifford Presents at Legacy Explorations Symposium

Nancy Gifford, iKeepSafe Senior Director of Law and Policy, is presenting today at the Legacy Explorations Symposium at Eastern Connecticut University.   The Symposium is attended by sixth graders from several towns in Connecticut and also features Rabbi Lazowski and principal Thanh Nguyn. Rabbi Lazowski will share his gripping story as a child survivor of the…Continue Reading

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IKS CEO PRESENTS AT SAFER INTERNET FORUM IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Today, iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock is presenting at the 5th annual Safer Internet Forum in Moscow, Russia. The first Safer Internet Forum was launched in 2009 by the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation as part of the ‘Safer Internet in Russia Year’. Marsali will join other leading experts…Continue Reading

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2014 Google Policy Fellowship Deadline: April 14, 2014

College students, are you looking for an amazing summer job? Google is launching its 7th annual Google Policy Fellowship, connecting undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines with organizations working at the forefront of timely issues like government surveillance, data security, patent reform, copyright, free expression and open access to information. iKeepSafe is proud to…Continue Reading

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IKS Featured on Comcast Newsmakers (Video)

Recently, iKeepSafe was invited to discuss the growing issues around protecting student data on the national Comcast Newsmakers program. In the video, Nancy Gifford, iKeepSafe Senior Director of Law and Policy, discusses the ways schools are using technology to enhance classroom learning and how this impacts the schools’ role as a steward of the students’…Continue Reading

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IKS Presents at ‘Child Online Protection Strategy Framework Workshop for Zambia’

iKeepSafe Senior Director of Law and Policy Nancy Gifford is speaking at the “Child Online Protection Strategy: Framework workshop for Zambia” tomorrow. The conference is being hosted in Livingstone, Zambia from March 26-28, 2014, to develop a national strategy framework on Child Online Protection (COP) in the country. The workshop was organized by the International Multilateral Partnership…Continue Reading

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IKS Presenting at CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

        Today, iKeepSafe Compliance Advisor Linnette Attai and Senior Director of Law and Policy Nancy Gifford are presenting at CoSN’s 2014 Annual Conference in Washington DC. Specifically, their session focuses on the growing issue of protecting student data and privacy, particularly with the adoption of cloud technologies, longitudinal data systems and the…Continue Reading

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Huntington Beach City School District hosts BEaPRO™ Workshop

Huntington Beach City School District is hosting  an IKS award-winning BEaPRO™ Workshop this evening for over 200 parents and students. Glen Warren, Vice President of the California School Library Association (CSLA) and teacher-librarian, will be presenting. The workshop materials identify the core competencies and skills that must be addressed for youth to thrive and succeed…Continue Reading

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