Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online.
- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Data shows that parents and educators agree the internet is a useful learning tool — but also raises safety and privacy concerns. For schools, navigating the complexities of student safety and privacy requires a balanced, nuanced approach.Privacy & Security We Need More Money to Prevent Cyberattacks, School Districts Tell FedsDistrict leaders point to the massive cyberattack on the Los Angeles schools as reason to act now.Privacy & Security Seesaw, Digital Platform Used by Schools, Compromised With ‘Inappropriate Image’“You would think a platform with thousands of minors would have better security,” one parent tweeted.Privacy & Security Cybersecurity a Top Ed-Tech Priority for States, But Funding LagsOnly 8 percent in a survey of state ed-tech leaders said their state provides “ample” funding for cybersecurity.Privacy & Security Why the Los Angeles Cyberattack Is a Wake-Up Call for Every School DistrictA massive cyberattack shut off access to email and crippled the district’s website and systems used for teaching and attendance.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.It’s important to teach kids about cybersecurity. Here’s how to make it fun & easy to understand.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Answer 5 questions to assess your knowledge on cybersecurity.Digital transformation has revolutionized education. Beyond online learning options, students use tablets and computers in place of books, pencils and paper.Privacy & Security 'There Are So Many Issues’: Why Schools Are Struggling to Protect Student DataWhile efforts have been made to protect student data, there are still troubling examples of data breaches.Privacy & Security Download Be Ready When Parents Ask These 7 Questions About Data PrivacyThese questions offer a roadmap for issues that K-12 leaders should be prepared to discuss.Privacy & Security Cyber Hackers Attack Schools More Often Than You Think: 8 Ways to Stop ThemExperts say there’s no magic formula for districts to completely protect themselves from these incidents, but there are ways to reduce risk.Privacy & Security What Schools Can Learn From the Biggest Cyberattack Ever on a Single DistrictHackers infiltrated a New York City school district vendor, jeopardizing personal information for 820,000 current and former students.Privacy & Security Are Schools Now a Step Ahead of Cybercriminals? Not Quite, New Report SuggestsPublicly reported cyberattacks against schools declined significantly over a two-year period, but ransomware attacks are rising.Privacy & Security Video VIDEO: How Schools Can Prevent Costly CyberattacksWhat kinds of cyberattacks do schools face? Who’s behind them? And how can they stop them from happening?