Distance learning amplifies students’ need for privacy and security online, study finds
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Teachers and parents are not receiving enough information and support on how to protect the privacy of their child’s data during online learning, according to a report from the Center for Democracy and Technology. The report, which surveyed 1,009 teachers in U.S. public schools, found that nearly half had no training in how to protect the privacy of student data, and only 4 in 10 parents said schools were discussing openly data protection policies and practices.
The report offers four suggestions on how schools can better prepare for e-learning, including minimizing data collection and activity tracking, and “ensuring that all data sharing complies with the laws of state and cannot be misused to limit opportunities for students or otherwise harm them, ”the document reads.