Tag: privacy

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Today’s College Students Care About Privacy — Despite Some of Their Online Actions

November 2, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

Today’s college students grew up steeped in social media and the internet, leading some observers to assume that they’re unconcerned about all the data they generate online. But it turns out that young people today care a lot about their […]

Education Tech

3 keys to protecting student data and privacy

April 29, 2021

Via: eSchool News

When the sixth-largest school district in the United States announced in early April that hackers were holding its data ransom for $40 million, administrators everywhere paid attention. The Fort Lauderdale-area district has 232 schools and a budget of $2.6 billion […]

Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Social media use in distance learning raises privacy concerns

October 8, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Communication should only be carried out on platforms with strict privacy rules, with only general information shared on social media. Educators must remember that social media use could result in Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) violations, as well […]

Educational Forms, Informal learning

New guide aims to help schools navigate privacy concerns for students with disabilities

August 5, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When the coronavirus pandemic forced school buildings to close in spring, educators and students had to embrace distance learning, transitioning to an entirely different and largely unfamiliar learning model practically overnight. Aside from presenting logistical and curricular headaches, this created […]


Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy

March 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

A study by Northeastern University researchers suggests that schools are safer than they were in the 1990’s. But headlines about cyberbullying and school shootings have communities understandably on edge. One in 3 parents surveyed in a 2018 PDK Poll say […]


Student data mining is a problem, and states are trying to fix it

June 16, 2016

Via: eSchool News

What if a child’s performance in a fifth-grade gym class could be used to set the rate for a life insurance policy when they’re 50? What if a computer program advertised interactive tutoring when your child struggled with long division? […]

Education Tech

What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data?

June 7, 2016

Via: MindShift

Have you ever seen a school data wall? In a struggling Newark, N.J., public school, I’ve seen bulletin boards showing the test scores of each grade compared with state averages. And in one in affluent Silicon Valley, I’ve seen smartboards […]

Education Tech, News

New resource offers 9 student data privacy best practices

May 27, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Technology, family involvement and communication are key to executing school data privacy best practices, according to a new white paper from communication service provider West Corporation. “School and Student Data Privacy: Nine Considerations for Community Engagement” offers an overview of nine best […]