Technology in schools and student privacy

Homework on computer

Almost one third of all students—elementary through high school—already use school-issued digital devices, and many of these devices present a serious risk to student privacy. They collect far more information on kids than is necessary, store this information indefinitely, and sometimes even upload it to the cloud automatically. In short, they’re spying on students—and school districts, which often provide inadequate privacy policies (or no privacy policy at all), are helping them.  Read more about School issued devices and student privacy and Take the Survey .

screentimeHow companies learn what children secretly want ?  ” There is a good chance that people and organizations you don’t know are collecting information about them while they are doing their schoolwork. And they may be using this information for purposes that you know nothing about.  In the U.S. and around the world, millions of digital data points are collected daily from children by private companies that provide educational technologies to teachers and schools.”

 

Student Privacy The Child Predator We Invite into Our Schools  – “There is a good chance a predator is in the classroom with your child right now. He is reading her homework assignments, quizzes and emails. He is timing how long it takes her to answer questions, noting her right and wrong answers.”