The safety of young people — and the security of the resources available
through schools — will always require careful attention. While there is no
single method for solving all technology safety challenges in schools, there is
a process that can ensure that building or district leaders make effective
decisions about technology use that meets the unique instructional needs of
In their second book on the topic, authors Abbie H. Brown and Tim D. Green
outline a new process education leaders can follow to develop a secure
environment for learning with technology. This book guides educators,
administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a
districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe while maintaining an
appropriate level of security.
Filled with practical advice on:
- Identifying and organizing a stakeholder group
- Assessing potential threats
- Developing appropriate responses
About the Authors
Abbie H. Brown, PhD, is a professor in
the Instructional Technology program at East Carolina University. He received
the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in
Teaching in 2014 and an Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Award from the
North Carolina Distance Learning Association in 2008. He served as
editor-in-chief of TechTrends from 2009
to 2012 and is coauthor of numerous journal articles and books, including
Security Vs. Access,The Essentials of
Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies. Learn more at www.ahbrown.com.
Tim D. Green, PhD,
is a former K–12 teacher and has been a professor of educational technology
and teacher educator at California State University, Fullerton, since 1999. He
is the author of numerous articles and books, including Security Vs.
The Essentials of Instructional Design and
He also presents on topics such as
integrating educational technology, instructional design and online distance education.
Follow him on Twitter at @theedtechdoctor and at his blog at http://theedtechdoctor.com.