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Common Sense Education: Protect Your Students’ Data and Privacy

Posted on 05/15/2017

Common Sense is the largest independent nonprofit organization committed to helping kids, teachers, and families manage media and technology in life and learning.

Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities. Together, they work to empower students to harness technology for learning and life. Their free resources include ratings and reviews External link opens in new window or tab of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum External link opens in new window or tab, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.

In the April 2017 newsletter, Commons Sense Education offers a selection of resource about data and privacy.

Student data privacy is a complex issue that can baffle the best of us, but have no fear! There are some simple things any teacher can do to quickly identify and manage online privacy risks, protect student confidentiality, and be more FERPA- and COPPA-compliant. Learn these basic digital citizenship habits and then model them for your students.

  • Quick Privacy Checks Anyone Can Do: Tutorial Video and Student Worksheet
  • Privacy Lesson Plans for Elementary and High School Classrooms
  • Social Media Tips for Teachers and Schools
  • Chromebook and Google Account Privacy Settings: Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Set Good Privacy Habits: EdTech Privacy Evaluations and Tools to Check Out

Source: Common Sense Education, Teaching Strategies, Student Privacy External link opens in new window or tab