Reducing Your Technology Risk


RSVP DATE: JAN 01, 1970

$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

When it comes to technology, you’re at a risk if your school is among the cutting edge in technology but your culture prohibits it. Technology is almost essential in organizing and maintaining certain file types. And, it’s no secret children today are savvier than most school administrators when it comes to the latest technology.

In this session, we’ll discuss having, storing, and accessing different types of data. Your school most likely maintains parent information such as social security numbers and contact numbers; student health records and transcripts; donor information; employee files consisting of health, financial, and evaluation records; and your school’s financial information. The Internet, your school’s intranet, friending, tweeting, texting, and cyber-bullying also bring a new level of risk.

One way to help reduce your school’s risk is to have an Acceptable Use Policy for both your employee handbook and your student handbook.

You'll cover these topics and more:

  • Safeguarding data
  • Reducing risk with technology
  • Rules of Engagement and the consequences for not following these
  • Rights and duties to monitor staff and students after school hours
  • Developing an effective Acceptable Use Policy

This Webinar is intended for the school’s Risk Manager and/or anyone responsible for managing technology at the school.

Run Time:
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.

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Martin Kelly

President of ISM Insurance Inc.


Martin has worked to serve private-independent schools with the most comprehensive and mission-appropriate insurance coverages for over 25 years. He’s been the President of ISM Insurance Inc. since 1996 and has worked with 1,200 schools, insuring in excess of 30,000 staff and 200,000 students.

Current Role

Among other initiatives, he has developed a private-independent school-specific risk management assessment service for ISM, including review of crisis response plans, facilities safety, employment practices, bullying and harassment, reporting and investigation protocols, trips and travel, contracts, and insurance.

Martin writes for Ideas & Perspectives, ISM's flagship advisory letter, in his areas of expertise. He has presented on risk management to numerous school associations over the past several years and has conducted numerous on-site assessments.

Prior Experience

Martin began his insurance career as a large case underwriter. He was then asked to assume the position of director of a multimillion-dollar, multiple-employer trust division for a large national insurance company, to improve performance and profitability. After successfully meeting that challenge, Martin helped start up a group division for another national insurance company and in five years, grew the business to over $100 million in premiums.

Martin then moved to "the other side" of insurance, becoming a third-party administrator specializing in medical associations. He worked with over 1,000 physicians, including the College of American Pathologists, in the areas of employee benefits and medical malpractice.


Martin holds an MBA from Widener University (PA), a BS in economics from Villanova University (PA), and a Certified Risk Managers (CRM) degree.

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