Ensuring Data Privacy and Student Safety Online
Data privacy and online student safety may sound daunting and technical, better left to the information technology specialists and law enforcement. In fact, teachers can do simple, important things to protect student data and create safe places for online learning. Students are safer when teachers take responsibility instead of waiting for the school district to provide all the protection.
- Evaluate and reconfigure or eliminate any app, website, product, or service that does not protect student data.
- Teach students digital safety skills to protect themselves in online environments.
- Teach students what to do when they encounter inappropriate content online.
*This project is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Program to serve all Wisconsin public, tribal, charter, and private schools serving students in grades 4K-12 and Institutes of Higher Education and licensing centers for pre-service educators.