CyberSecurED
Privacy and Security in Education
In this exclusive 10-part series, cybersafety educator and author Claudiu Popa, founder of the KnowledgeFlow Foundation invites an exceptional group of special guests to take part in grounded discussions on the promise and myth of edtech, from the original intentions to catalyze learning through technology to the privacy-invasive practices that may impact generations of students across Canada and the United States. Packed full of cybersecurity examples, amusing anecdotes, relevant advice and intellectual ammunition, the unmissable CybersecurED series is aimed at educators, parents and administrators who truly care about maximizing the potential and safety of educational technology in the modern classroom. Truly a show for everyone!

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EP 10 Series Finale: Does the rush to adopt edtech impact the urgency of protecting privacy?

The relentless race to adopt education technology has only accelerated with the current crisis. In this exceptional episode, we spoke with legal and policy experts from both sides of the border and discussed some of the most important privacy…

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EP 09 How do school board IT departments maintain continuity during disruptive events?

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging test for school boards globally and IT departments have been under pressure to support teachers and families with connectivity, tools and computing resources. We spoke with special guest Gord Truffen,…

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EP 08 How can teachers and parents adopt privacy-enhancing best practices?

With the proliferation of information systems and applications in the modern
classroom, how can teachers think more clearly about the impact of education
technology on student privacy and data collection? Special Guest Paige
Backman, information…

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EP 07 How should school boards select distance learning tools that protect student privacy?

The Ministry of Education, school boards and the schools themselves are responsible for the use of learning management systems that enforce responsible collection, use and disposal of student information. How can parents, educators and school boards…

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EP 06 – Special Pandemic Edition: Transforming Education Under Pressure

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Claudiu Popa and Stephen Hurley are joined by three education experts to discuss the rapid changes occurring in the education sector, risks and opportunities of forced transformation during a crisis…

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Ep 05 Is provincial privacy Legislation up to the task of protecting students and families?

On Episode 5 of the CyberSecurED Podcast we speak with Dr.Ann Cavoukian about student data protection, provincial privacy legislation and the authority of Privacy Commissioners to protect families from data abuses. Dr. Cavoukian served for an…

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EP 04 – What are the Technology Survival Skills for the Next Generation?

Cybersafety education is ideally positioned to teach children truly foundational principles of identity protection, responsible technology use, privacy ethics and cybersecurity safeguards. How can we do a better job and what challenges must we…

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EP 03 –  Who Is Responsible for Due Diligence for Technology in the Classroom?

Teachers are often mandated to use board-approved edtech, but does it pass muster and who is accountable for privacy failures and embarrassing security snafus? Special Guest Timothy King discusses the best ways to ensure responsible technology…

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EP 02 Are Schools Ready for Data Breaches?

Has public education adopted the basic security best practices imposed on most industries to be able to detect and report privacy invasions? Special guest Stephen Abouldahab, Digital Skills Development

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EP 01 Is #Edtech broken?

Deceptive practices in public education often arise from embarrassment and ignorance rather than malice. Should students have their own passwords? Special Guest and veteran educator Stephen Hurley shares perspectives on digital account passwords in…

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