Kids are now interacting with classmates in their home on videoconferencing technologies without an awareness of some of the privacy dangers. Learn about the privacy risks associated with some of the technologies being used by schools and what you, as a parent, can do to teach your child about privacy best practices.
- The current pandemic is moving learning … from the classroom into our homes. … According to UNESCO, … the education of nearly 1.6 billion students … in 190 countries … has been impacted by COVID. … That's 90% of the world's school aged children. … So for many of those children who are lucky enough … to have an internet connection at home and attend a school … that has switched to online learning, … they're now interacting with educators … and their classmates at home. … And many of those students and their parents … are operating without an awareness … of some of the privacy dangers remote learning presents. … Now when our school district announced … that our local school would close and our kids … would begin classes at home, … I was honestly overwhelmed. … As a working parent, I didn't have time to sit down … and review the privacy policies of the various apps … the school suggested, so I just trusted the school. … This was my first lesson … in the new remote school environment, …
- Describe the risks of impaired privacy.
- Explain how technology can be used to track location and proximity.
- Describe precautions you should use when working from home.
- Explain precautions you should take before allowing your child to use devices with internet connectivity.