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SCHOOL PRIVACY STANDARDS: NOT MAKING THE GRADE

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that schools collect data on their students; it’s been done, almost reflexively, since Dickens’ time. What’s new is that the digital revolution has provided schools with vital new ways of using that data to help kids learn. Unfortunately they aren’t equipped to analyze the data themselves, so it all gets shipped to third-party contractors…which means your child’s detailed profile ends up in the hands of people in no way accountable to you. And you know how safe anything is once it’s released into the wild, wild web. Accordingly, here are some tips onwhat you can do to protect your child’s privacy.