What Happens When Your Student Brings an iPhone to School

Posted on November 6, 2012

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A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on a TV talk program here in Salt Lake City, called KSL Studio 5. I was there as an education expert, and was asked to discuss the recent explosion of “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies in American secondary schools. I’ve been talking BYOD policies for a while now, and was struck by the questions that the folks at Studio 5 had for me—not the typical list of BYOD trepidations. Many of KSL’s concerns over the issue centered around student safety, a facet of BYOD that I don’t think gets enough attention.

It’s not hard to understand how a parent could become apprehensive about a child corresponding via text with a teacher. Boundaries need to be set, but parents don’t need to be afraid of embracing new technology, or letting their children engage in it.

Watch the video of my interview by clicking this link, and let me know what you think.

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