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Parent Supervision or Surveillance?

October 8, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Parent Supervision or Surveillance?

When I was 16 years old, I told my mom that I was going on my first date ever with a boy to a nearby ice cream parlor. He picked me up at my house, and we drove away. Ten minutes later, I received a text message from my mom saying, “I’m at the ice cream parlor and you aren’t here.” She wanted to make sure this stranger wasn’t taking her little girl to a strange place, so she followed me. Five years have passed since that first date, and luckily for nervous parents everywhere, technology can now help them track their kids without having to get in the car and physically follow them.

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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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New Lesson Plans for Educators: Privacy Rights, Digital Literacy and Online Safety

April 15, 2019 | Media Smarts

New Lesson Plans for Educators: Privacy Rights, Digital Literacy and Online Safety

This resource provides lesson plans for educators and students to learn more about privacy and digital citizenship as applied to the classroom. The three modules are titled, “Getting the Toothpaste Back into the Tube: A Lesson on Online Information,” “Know the Deal: The Value of Privacy,” “Privacy Rights of Children and Teens”.

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FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

April 5, 2019 | Teach Privacy

FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

The FERPA Interactive Whiteboard (~5.5 minutes) is a highly-interactive computer-based module that succinctly summarizes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  This module is an ideal tool for quick and effective FERPA training.

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More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

April 5, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

This resource is designed for state and local leaders and advocates to help them plan and act on communications about the value of data and its collection, use, and protection in their state. Also, it can teach them about why data is valuable to student learning. The toolkit emphasizes three core components of any strategy […]

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