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Tips for Identifying Student Safety Threats in Your School’s Digital Environment

Now more than ever, it is imperative we take steps to ensure our schools are safe. Academic performance aside, the pandemic has left many students feeling isolated, angry, and anxious. More than one in three high school students (37.1%) experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 44.2% of students experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness and almost 20% seriously considering suicide. While many aspects may feel out …

Blue Light and Children: A Doctor’s Perspective

The pandemic forever changed how we work, learn, and connect. The shift was particularly dramatic for children, as millions moved to distance and hybrid learning due to the shuttering of schools across the country. We’ve seen screen time rise to an average of 6 hours per day, nearly double the amount in 2019.1 This increased screen time has doctors concerned. In a 2020 survey from UnitedHealthcare and Eyesafe, 94% of …

Children & High-Energy Blue Light: A Cause for Concern

[Originally appearing on eyesafe.com] High-energy blue light, or simply “blue light”, has been a frequent topic in the media over the last several years. We get blue light from several sources, including the sun, computers and smartphones. Although humans have evolved to accommodate proper amounts of beneficial blue light from the sun, we are only now recognizing that man-made digital light presents new concerns for the health of our eyes. …

The Best New Distance Learning Tool FREE with GoGuardian Suite

We’ve been amazed at how quickly some of our ed-tech partners have responded to shifting learning environments brought on my COVID-19 closures. GoGuardian–one of our go-to classroom management software providers–has been no exception. By tapping into the needs of schools prepping for long-term distance learning, GoGuardian has built one of the best tools we’ve seen for facilitating remote learning sessions. This new synchronous learning tool, Video Conferencing, will be launched in time for …