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Protecting Student Data Privacy as a Guiding EdTech Principle

Lightspeed Systems

Student welfare, of course, is comprised of many elements, including teaching and learning, student mental health, student safety, and, importantly, student data privacy. COPPA applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S.

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Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures. This post originally appeared on .


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When Does Posting Photos of Students Become a Data Privacy Problem?


Public schools are online just as much as their students, it seems, with profiles across social media. Their Facebook pages contain not just announcements but photos from events on campus—graduations, Christmas band concerts, chess team tournament victories, spirit week—where students take center stage.

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Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

Just over half (53 percent) of students surveyed had security software on their computers, only 37 percent had smartphone protection and an even lower number, 14 percent, had some security installed on their tablets. . It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe.

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Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

Student data privacy should not be a victim to tumultuous times. Schools and districts can use the resources in CoSN’s Student Data Privacy micro-credential stack to evaluate online providers for their data privacy practices and communicate with parents and guardians.

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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. Controversy over weakened laws.

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What Do Teachers Know About Student Privacy? Not Enough, Researchers Say


What should teachers be expected to know about student data privacy and ethics? Considering so much of their jobs now revolve around student data, it’s a simple enough question—and one that researcher Ellen B. Was that information included in codes of education ethics? It’s very much the floor.