Student Privacy

Read: Lockport Schools Banned from Using Facial Recognition System

Lockport Schools Banned from Using Facial Recognition System

The State Education Department is not allowing Lockport City School District to use its facial recognition due to privacy and data safety concerns.

Read: Civil Rights Groups Raise Concerns over Florida’s New School Database

Civil Rights Groups Raise Concerns over Florida’s New School Database

The database will keep track of student behavior and discipline, including whether a student has been a victim of bullying based on race or religion.

Read: Is TikTok Really More Dangerous Than Other Social Media Apps?

Is TikTok Really More Dangerous Than Other Social Media Apps?

TikTok was fined $5.7 million for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but you may be surprised by other companies that have also been fined.

Read: Student Sexual Assault Survivors Fight for Anonymity

Student Sexual Assault Survivors Fight for Anonymity

Colleges are demanding that courts release the names of sexual assault victims to the public because they claim anonymity hurts their defense.

Read: Justices Decline Appeal to Challenge District’s Pro-Transgender Policy

Justices Decline Appeal to Challenge District’s Pro-Transgender Policy

Students claimed their school district’s pro-transgender policy was a violation of their privacy right and regulations under Title IX.

Read: Q&A: IT Director Drastically Cuts Incident Response Time with Student Tech Monitoring

Q&A: IT Director Drastically Cuts Incident Response Time with Student Tech Monitoring

We spoke with a K-12 IT director about the importance of monitoring student technology to decrease incident response time while teaching them to be good digital citizens.

Read: WSU Settles Lawsuit Over 2017 Hard Drive Theft for $4.7 Million

WSU Settles Lawsuit Over 2017 Hard Drive Theft for $4.7 Million

Nearly 1.3 million people’s personal information was stolen, including Social Security numbers, when a hard drive was stolen from an off-site storage unit.

Read: Parents Drop Lawsuit Against Ill. School System’s Transgender Policy

Parents Drop Lawsuit Against Ill. School System’s Transgender Policy

The four-year legal battle began after parents sued Township High School District 211 for allowing a transgender girl to use the girl’s locker room.

Read: Illinois School Removes Doors From Bathroom Stalls After Threat

Illinois School Removes Doors From Bathroom Stalls After Threat

After allegedly finding a school shooting threat in a Beardstown High School bathroom, the school district decided to remove the stall doors.

Read: Female Students Demand Change After Classmates Rank Their Looks

Female Students Demand Change After Classmates Rank Their Looks

After seeing their names ranked on a list based on appearance, female students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School decided to fight back and demand change.

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