- Are schools regularly reviewing the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of the application, services and tools that they use with their students?
- What are some strategies for schools and district to use to evaluate the applications, services and tools that are being used with students?
- Who is responsible for agreeing to an application's Terms of Service before students are allowed to use it for learning? Teacher, school administrator, district administrator?
- What resources are available to guide schools in making responsible choices and developing responsible policies?
- How can we better educate and inform teachers, students and parents about Student Data Privacy?
Here are some places to get started:
U.S. Department of Education, Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) website, http://ptac.ed.gov/. Specifically, take a look at the "Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services" resource, http://ptac.ed.gov/document/protecting-student-privacy-while-using-online-educational-services
The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), “Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit”, http://cosn.org/privacy
There is a brand-new Student Data Principles initiative, http://studentdataprinciples.org/the-principles/ that has some terrific information and guiding principles to serve as starting points for any discussions or conversations about policies.
Lastly, while voluntary, the "K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy" is an initiative recently highlighted by President Obama that calls service providers to make a commitment to protect student privacy and be transparent about their privacy practices and protections. A current list of service providers and vendors that have voluntarily signed the pledge is available at http://studentprivacypledge.org/