Parents, help fill in this FERPA Project Map for the folks at The Student Data Privacy Project.
1. This FERPA Map project
is sponsored by our friends at the The Student Data Privacy Project. Their goal is to highlight the need for parents to know how the data for their children is being collected and protected by ed tech apps. Under FERPA, parents have that right but it is rarely being exercised or enforced. They are asking parents in all 50 states to send a letter to their District or school requesting their child’s data that is held by these private companies. You can click on their website here to request their FERPA template letter. When you send your letter to your district or school, please copy us at firstname.lastname@example.org on your request.
2. It’s time we KNOW what data these edtech apps are collecting and how they are being used.
We at the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy launched our own App Survey in January, for Data Privacy Day 2021. We are researching which edtech apps schools are asking students to use and whether they are sufficiently protective of children’s privacy. You can take our App Survey here.
Please let us know what online apps and programs your district or school is using, and check to see if they have been transparent about their privacy policies. Your name and district will be kept confidential. Thank you to the MANY parents and educators who have already completed this App Survey. Please continue to share and we will let you know the results soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at email@example.com