"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.
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December 06, 2017
November 29, 2017
Massive data collection and algorithmic bias are big concerns with no easy answers, experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
August 10, 2017
Over two-thirds of participants responded to survey questions in a way indicating that they could have exposed students' or employees' personally identifiable information.
July 28, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.
June 30, 2017
Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.
June 19, 2017
The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018.
June 08, 2017
The toolkit from the Consortium for School Networking provides further explanation of federal privacy laws and offers guidance in communicating and contracting with vendors.
May 16, 2017
Motherboard reported that millions of Edmodo user records were for sale on the dark web. The company has removed code that tracked student and teacher activity.
May 16, 2017
The toolkit, released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, identifies best practices for schools and districts.
April 18, 2017
Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.