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Welcome to Student Privacy Compass

Student Privacy Compass (formerly known as FERPA|Sherpa) is the student privacy resource center website. This site is your tool for finding information, news, and opinions on maintaining student data privacy. Student Privacy Compass is an initiative of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Educator Resources

Educators are the first line of defense in ensuring the privacy of student data. From ensuring sufficient passwords to selecting privacy-protective apps to teaching students about digital citizenship, educators have an essential role to play in securing student information.

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  • Online Safety Posters and Conversation Starters

    Dec 31, 2020

    Online safety posters and conversation starter resources can be used to encourage online safety at school and at home.

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Student Resources

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  • Online Safety Posters and Conversation Starters

    Dec 31, 2020

    Online safety posters and conversation starter resources can be used to encourage online safety at school and at home.

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Parent Resources

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  • Parent’s Guide to Amazon Alexa

    Nov 20, 2020

    A guide to Amazon’s Alexa , the cloud service behind voice-enabled devices from Amazon and other companies. This resource goes over how Alexa works, how it is …

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Local Education Agency Resources

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  • Kit de Herramientas de Comunicación Sobre Privacidad Estudiantil: Para Escuelas y Distritos

    Jan 20, 2021Jasmine Park, Juliana Cotto, Ann Waller Curtis, Carrie Klein, Anisha Reddy, Jim Siegl, Alexandra Sollberger, Jennifer Triplett, Amelia Vance

    IntroducciónEn todo el país, nuestro sistema educativo K-12 depende cada vez más de la recopilación de datos, la tecnología y las herramientas en línea para id…

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  • Student Privacy Communications Toolkit: For Schools & Districts

    Jan 12, 2021Jasmine Park, Juliana Cotto, Ann Waller Curtis, Carrie Klein, Anisha Reddy, Jim Siegl, Alexandra Sollberger, Jennifer Triplett, Amelia Vance

    Designed to help school and district leaders communicate about student privacy, the toolkit includes high-level best practices and template communications mate…

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FERPA|Sherpa aims to provide a one-stop shop for education privacy-related resources to all stakeholders in the student privacy conversation: students, parents, educators and education agencies, the edtech industry, and policymakers struggling to grapple with the ever-changing student privacy legal landscape.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Not sure where to start? These questions provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about student privacy.

If you don’t find an answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.

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