New Toolkit Offers Parents Tips for Protecting Student Privacy Amidst Growing Concerns

PROTECTIVE PARENTS: As edtech companies like Schoolzilla and Edmodo come under fire for data breaches and undisclosed student tracking, parents are increasingly looking for ways to protect their kids’ privacy.

This week, the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy (PCSP) released the Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy, a guide that provides an overview of federal privacy laws and advice for parents looking to advocate for better school data policies and practices.

Rachael Stickland, co-chair of the PCSP, explained the need for the guide in a prepared statement: “As a parent of two school-aged children, I know first-hand how difficult it is to comprehend the sheer amount of digital data students generate during the course of a normal school day and what that means for our children's future,” she said. “It's more important than ever for parents to take some control over their children's information.

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