Before you ask your child’s school or teacher about how they are protecting student privacy, it may help to do some homework:
- Does your school’s website have a section discussing student privacy?
- Does your school’s website have a section discussing what ed tech is being used?
- Did your school send you a notice at the beginning of the year about your FERPA rights and what they define as “directory information”?
- Does your school send you a permission form to sign when your child is using technology that is not essential to the lesson or to classroom management?
Questions to ask your child’s teacher:
- What apps or websites are being used in my child’s classroom?
- How are you incorporating lessons about privacy in general lessons?
Questions to ask your child’s school:
- Who is in charge of student data in our district?
- Does the school or district have an approval system before teachers adopt new apps or software that collects student personal information?
- How does the school and/or district hold outside service providers accountable for maintaining the confidentiality of the student data they receive?
- What kind of data is collected about students?
- What kind of information is collected about parents?
- How is student data used?
- Who has access to data about my child?
- How can parents in our district opt out of sharing directory information? (if desired)
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