With iPads and Chromebooks supplanting paper and pencil, and a constellation of apps and programs being used in schools, lots and lots of student data is being created. The federal government is asking the public how that data should be protected.
Until Monday, December 9, 2019, you can tell the Federal Trade Commission what’s needed in the Child Online Privacy and Protection Act. As the law states, COPPA “prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the collection, use, and/or disclosure of personal information from and about children [aged 12 and under] on the Internet.”
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If you’re a parent (and even if you’re not), here’s where your opinion is needed:
The mother of a 6-year-old who accessed photos of topless women on his school-issued iPad believes his Austin,Texas school system has not done enough to protect students, so she and other parents are taking legal action.
At a board meeting of the Eanes Independent School District, Meaghan Edwards used the Texas public information act to request terms of service for every website, app, and software product used by district students during the last and next school years.
“If you’re following the rules, these questions will be easy to answer,” Edwards said at the June 16 meeting. Because it was an open forum, board members did not respond with comments.
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Two separate public information requests were submitted. The more detailed posed dozens of questions Edwards and others hope will Continue reading