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Data Privacy

“Educator Toolkit for Teacher and Student Privacy”
By Lauraine Genota — October 30, 2018 1 min read

Teachers can feel pressured to use education technology products without knowing how to protect their own and their students’ privacy, according to a new online survey by privacy advocacy groups.

Based on an online national survey of teachers, the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Badass Teachers Association found that 68 percent said they had received no training in how to use education apps in ways that protected their own and their students’ data, and a majority felt pressured to download some apps without understanding what data they would collect.

The report recommends that schools limit social media use in school, advocate for stronger privacy protections, and evaluate the data-privacy protections of ed-tech products or services thoroughly before adopting them.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 31, 2018 edition of Education Week as Data Privacy

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