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Privacy & Security Ed Tech Usage is Up. So Are Parent Privacy Concerns
Both parents and students want more say in how their personal information is used, according to a recent report.
Alyson Klein, November 16, 2021
2 min read
Privacy & Security Spotlight Spotlight: Online Student Safety
In this Spotlight, assess possible digital vulnerabilities, learn how students may be partaking in digital self-harm, and more.
June 2, 2021
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Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay Ransom
Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.
Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 20, 2021
3 min read
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Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
Mark Lieberman & Gina Tomko, April 20, 2021
1 min read
Classroom Technology Explainer A Clubhouse Explainer: What Educators Should Know About the New Audio Chat App
Educators are flocking to Clubhouse, an emerging invitation-only social app for iPhone users—even as social media experts warn of red flags.
Mark Lieberman, March 1, 2021
10 min read
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Classroom Technology Q&A How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Benjamin Herold, December 17, 2020
7 min read
Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
Alyson Klein, October 15, 2020
2 min read
Privacy & Security What Do Parents Think of Online Learning?
Parents are supportive overall of online learning, but have big questions about student privacy, a survey by a nonprofit found.
Alyson Klein, September 21, 2020
1 min read
Privacy & Security School Reopenings Bring Wave of COVID-19 Student-Data-Privacy Concerns
Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
Benjamin Herold, August 11, 2020
6 min read
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Privacy & Security What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
Benjamin Herold, July 29, 2020
7 min read
Privacy & Security N.Y. Lawmakers Voted to Ban Facial Recognition in Schools. One Superintendent Isn't Pleased.
New York state lawmakers voted Wednesday to ban facial recognition technology from the state's schools until at least July 2022.
Mark Lieberman, July 24, 2020
2 min read
Privacy & Security Facial Recognition Tech in Schools Prompts Lawsuit, Renewed Racial Bias Concerns
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.
Mark Lieberman, June 24, 2020
4 min read
Privacy & Security Zoom Unveils New Privacy and Security Features to Address Hacking Issues
The company has agreed to a host of new security features for all nationwide users, including password-protected invitations and giving meeting hosts control over private chat messages.
Mark Lieberman, May 7, 2020
3 min read
Data Thousands of Schools Are Falling Short on Students' Data Privacy Rights, Report Says
Parents and students can opt out from schools disclosing personal information, but many schools don't make that option clear to families.
Mark Lieberman, April 14, 2020
3 min read