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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton L. Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is an instructor with UoPeople, is a blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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If you are a regular to Blog Education & Tech, you shall remember that I am blogging and I'd written articles about education and technology almost every day since 2003. In the gazillion of notes, Education & Tech provides you with education news, tech advice, classroom management ideas, and social media tools for educators, administrators, parents and k-12 students.

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Facebook: Students Are Going From Sexting...Sextortion?

On December we wrote about the good reasons of not becoming friends with your student in Facebook. Before, we've also asked how social networks such as Facebook can be used in Education?

We've also referred to the dual chances that social networks could be either, good or bad to making friends but also cyberbullying. What's wrong with fearless students and clueless parents?. Well, the answer is here:

For years, educators and parents focused on the perceived threat of Internet predators, coming into children's live via technology. After reading this two stories, its clear that the dangers are closer by.

New Berlin teen accused of using Facebook for sexual blackmail. Anthony R. Stancl, 18, posing as a female on Facebook, persuaded at least 31 boys to send him naked pictures of themselves and then blackmailed some of the boys into performing sex acts under the threat that the pictures would be released to the rest of the high school, according a criminal complaint.

Student Fights Record of ‘Cyberbullying’. A student who was suspended from high school for ranting against a teacher on Facebook is suing to have the blemish removed from her record.

But, who's keeping students safe online? Fewer than 25 percent of educators feel comfortable teaching students how to protect themselves from online predators, cyberbullies and identity thieves, says a new study from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Educational Technology, Policy Research and Outreach (ET PRO).

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