Olga Garcia-Kaplan Archive

It’s not a goodbye but a see you soon…..

June 3, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

It’s not a goodbye but a see you soon…..

When I became a parent 12 years ago, I was overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of this little person who so completely depended on me. As I settled into parenting (and had more kids) I had time to think about what I wanted for them. Besides health, inordinate amounts of happiness and similar […]

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Teachers, Privacy Protections and the Law

May 26, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Teachers, Privacy Protections and the Law

2 years ago, the student data privacy debate sparked and created an awareness not only between schools and vendors but also with legislators. Parent concerns grew at this time as the controversy surrounding inBloom grew and fears of misuse of student data increased. In response to this, legislators in 36 states introduced 110 bills on […]

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Kids on privacy

May 10, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Kids on privacy

My 9 year old takes better selfies than anyone I know, my 12 year old talks in “hashtag speak”, and my 3 year old swipes at every screen he sees….for most kids and tweens, technology and social media in particular is an integral part of their lives. In discussions around social media and digital citizenship […]

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Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

April 22, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I received an email from my kid’s school. It was a letter from the Principal talking about social media use and tips for creating a safe environment for students. It’s middle school, my kid has a smartphone and continually begs for a YouTube, Instagram and Twitter account…..hence my interest in the […]

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School Officials? What do they do and who are they?

February 11, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

School Officials? What do they do and who are they?

When we talk about protecting student data, we typically think of apps or student portals holding student data and the challenges of protecting this data. But the reality behind these electronic archiving mediums is that there are many human beings involved in the creation and maintenance of such systems. There are also many individuals and […]

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