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The A-B-C’s of Student Directory Information

June 19, 2019 | U.S. Department of Education

The A-B-C’s of Student Directory Information

FERPA allows schools and districts to designate certain basic student information as directory information, and share that information without consent if certain additional requirements are met. This video describes why a school would want to use student directory information and the types of information that fall into this category. It also explains the process that […]

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School Volunteers and FERPA

June 19, 2019 | U.S. Department of Education

School Volunteers and FERPA

How does FERPA apply to school volunteers? Find out in this video published by the U.S. Department of Education.

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A Conversation with Girard Kelly

June 12, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Girard Kelly

Common Sense Media’s new resource, the “Privacy Risks and Harms” report, identifies privacy risks to children and students as they engage online, and helps parents and educators choose the products that best protect young consumers from privacy intrusions and third-party manipulations that could have long-term negative effects.

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School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

June 3, 2019 | Amelia Vance

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

How can schools make privacy part of their safety plans? The Future of Privacy Forum’s new animated video explores some technologies that schools use or are considering, privacy harms that can result from surveillance, and basic steps to help districts safeguard students’ privacy.

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Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

May 30, 2019 | 40 organizations

Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

Forty education, privacy, disability rights, and civil rights organizations released these ten principles for school safety to protect all students’ privacy, dignity, and right to an equal education. These principles do not replace carefully crafted policy and school safety plans. Rather, they serve to guide policymakers and education stakeholders on the role and importance of privacy and equity […]

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