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This article was originally published in EdTech Magazine on 8.30.23 by Charlie Sander.

It’s never too early to teach students how they can help shield their school from cyberattacks

Adopting digital learning in K–12 comes with potential threats to students. These threats can range from relatively innocuous digital distractions to cyberbullying and online predators.

Despite these risks, schools must continue to embrace educational technology. Digital learning is essential to prepare students for the requirements of living and working in the modern world. Additionally, digital tools provide a wealth of personalization and collaborative and accessible learning experiences for students and teachers.

Given the many benefits of online learning for students, striking a balance between digital learning risks and online safety is the goal. Some of the main threats students encounter in an online learning environment include…


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