A Starting Point for Ensuring Student Online Privacy
Our society is struggling with issues regarding individual privacy. Heated debates are occurring on topics that range from whether the government should be allowed to conduct mass surveillance of citizens to the information that companies should be allowed to collect based on one's computer activity -- and what they should be allowed to do with it. There are also concerns about the security of personal data in general -- consider the data breach at Target last year. A Complicated Issue A January 2014 survey of registered voters released by CommonSense Media found that 90 percent of respondents are either very or somewhat concerned with how private companies with non-educational interests are able to access and use students' personal information. So how should educators address the public's concerns? Even finding a starting place in the conversation about student privacy can be overwhelming. Best Practices in Maintaining Student Privacy A Note Regarding Classroom Teachers
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