New York schools to receive US$111m for edtech and security upgrades

Hundreds of schools across New York state will receive more than US$111 million to invest in education technology and upgrade their security measures. The funding forms part of the Smart Schools Bond Act, established in 2014. The edtech initiative authorised the issuance of US$2bn in general obligation bonds to finance improved edtech and infrastructure to […]

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Secondhand devices put children at risk, claims global cybersecurity firm

A global cybersecurity firm is warning that children’s phones may not be purchased from wholly secure sources. ESET’s claim follows research indicating that 50% of UK parents bought a new phone for their offspring at Christmas, with more expected to follow in the January sales. After surveying 1,000 UK mothers and fathers with children aged […]

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