Marisa Ahmed

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How to Use Technology to #EndCyberbullying

Bullying is not a new phenomenon, but the recent proliferation of social media harassment merits its own name. Cyberbullying is unique in that aggressors can be safely situated behind a screen in their own homes, while victims are subject to its effects at school, at home, and everywhere in between.

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Crying Out for Help in 140 Characters or Less

"If I die tonight, would anyone cry?" Amber Cornwell published this post soon before committing suicide in December of 2014. Social media is the modern-day soliloquy; kids are now more likely to lament emotional distress or seek help via online platforms. Through Machine Learning techniques, we found that Twitter was the overwhelming favorite for kids to vent emotions: 71% of flagged activity* are tweets.

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Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

The web holds a wealth of information - including content that may be inappropriate or dangerous for young audiences. A request for personal details, cheap ticket offers to a sporting event, or suggestion to meet "in person" ? STOP! These are all red flags of online culture to watch out for.

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Securly's Year in Review

As 2016 comes to an end, here's a brief summary detailing just some of our accomplishments this year. 2017, here we come! We receive the Tech & Learning Stellar Service Award for "Sales Support You Can Believe In".

Securly's Whitepaper "Can social media save kids' lives?" - the First Quantified Study on...

The study indicates that at least 1/3 of all students have been harassed online...This is a growing problem that parents and schools cannot ignore, especially given its fatal consequences. Securly - a San Jose based online student safety company - shares their recent findings pertaining to online student behavior and its tendencies toward cyberbullying, depression, and self-harm in their new white-paper "Can social media save kids' lives?".

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom. In the last quarter of 2015, they released their findings in "Students Computers and Learning: Making the Connection"....

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Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond

Today's youth is exposed to technology very early in life - according to 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics, "30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they are still in diapers". Relative to toddlers, children aged 8 are more capable and conscientious of their actions.

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5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Across the United States, the average school day is approximately six and a half hours. That's incredibly lengthy relative to the the average human attention span of 8 seconds. In today's world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases....