SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

Organization: SafeGov
Published: March 23, 2015

This survey of parents with school age children in Boston conducted between January 2015 and February 2015 shows that parents see many benefits from in school internet access, with more than 80 percent stating that in-school internet access helps students develop the necessary skills to gain employment and participate in the global economy. However, a majority of parents are unaware that technology companies may be tracking their children’s internet use at school. The findings are based on a survey conducted for aimed at understanding Boston parents’ views on technology in the classroom and their awareness of student data mining.