Thursday, February 26, 2015

Breaking: Feds Issue Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy #StudentPrivacy

The United States Department of Education announced on its blog today that it has issued new guidance on protecting student privacy while school districts use online educational services and apps.  The guidance was issued in the form of a You-Tube video.

OK I am at serious risk for sounding like the cantankerous old-timer here, but I remember when the feds did not have a blog and couldn't find You-Tube to save their lives.  Ah, the times they are a changin'. (Please tell me that you know who Bob Dylan is young-un's.) 

You can read the blog post here.  The guidance on You-Tube may be found here.  I'll also try to embed the video:

OK - if you work for a school district, check out this guidance and tell us what you think.

1 comment:

  1. how do the feds then regulate student use of social media for school purposes? i have known high schoolers that are logging on with identifiable information.