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Student Privacy and  K-12 Public School Systems Elizabeth Noagi June 1, 2010 COM 558: US Digital Media Law &Policy Instruc...
Current Trends in K-12 Education <ul><li>Funding provided by the state and federal government continues to be cut due to t...
Current Trends in K-12 Education <ul><li>Funding provided by the state and federal government continues to be cut due to t...
Technology as a Solution <ul><li>E-readers and e-books are currently being provided by multiple companies and piloted by v...
The Downside of Technology <ul><li>Laptops are easy to steal. </li></ul><ul><li>School districts have to take on an active...
Results of Activating Webcams <ul><li>Screen shots were taken of student on-line chats, e-mails, and activities that occur...
Results of Activating Webcams <ul><li>Screen shots were taken of student on-line chats, e-mails, and activities that occur...
COPPA and School Districts <ul><li>Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) doesn’t apply to school districts.  Di...
<ul><li>Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) allows districts to filter and monitor online use of minors.  </li></ul>...
CIPA and District Roles <ul><li>Network provider </li></ul><ul><li>Content filter  </li></ul><ul><li>Policy enforcer </li>...
CIPA and District Roles <ul><li>Network provider </li></ul><ul><li>Content filter  </li></ul><ul><li>Policy enforcer </li>...
Recommendations <ul><li>Incorporate a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that notifies users when the webcam is being activate...
References retrieved May 2010:  <ul><li>Personal texting on a work phone? Beware your boss  http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING...
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  1. 1. Student Privacy and K-12 Public School Systems Elizabeth Noagi June 1, 2010 COM 558: US Digital Media Law &Policy Instructor: Kraig L. Marini Baker
  2. 2. Current Trends in K-12 Education <ul><li>Funding provided by the state and federal government continues to be cut due to the economic climate. </li></ul><ul><li>State and federal requirements continue to expand and… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penalized districts if student achievement, test scores, become stagnant or drop, and, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require districts to provide additional support for students with special needs. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Current Trends in K-12 Education <ul><li>Funding provided by the state and federal government continues to be cut due to the economic climate. </li></ul><ul><li>State and federal requirements continue to expand and… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penalized districts if student achievement, test scores, become stagnant or drop, and, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require districts to provide additional support for students with special needs. </li></ul></ul>So how do you accomplish more with less…
  4. 4. Technology as a Solution <ul><li>E-readers and e-books are currently being provided by multiple companies and piloted by various libraries and school districts across the states. </li></ul><ul><li>School issued laptops that travel between school and home are on the increase. </li></ul><ul><li>Software is being developed and implemented in schools as a teaching aid to help students learn. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Downside of Technology <ul><li>Laptops are easy to steal. </li></ul><ul><li>School districts have to take on an active role in tracking down district laptops and have done so by activating webcams… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a student failed to pay for the required insurance, and/or, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a student failed to return the district laptop at the end of the year. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Results of Activating Webcams <ul><li>Screen shots were taken of student on-line chats, e-mails, and activities that occurred in the privacy of their home by Lower Merion School District,PA . </li></ul><ul><li>Parents became aware of the web camera produced photos and filed a lawsuit on behalf of their student. </li></ul><ul><li>District responded with complete cooperation and an internal investigation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Results of Activating Webcams <ul><li>Screen shots were taken of student on-line chats, e-mails, and activities that occurred in the privacy of their home by Lower Merion School District,PA . </li></ul><ul><li>Parents became aware of the web camera produced photos and filed a lawsuit on behalf of their student. </li></ul><ul><li>District responded with complete cooperation and an internal investigation. </li></ul>What you may not know is that…
  8. 8. COPPA and School Districts <ul><li>Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) doesn’t apply to school districts. Districts are not commercial corporations and are not prevented from collecting information from students via the internet. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) allows districts to filter and monitor online use of minors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIPA bill was passed by the United States Congress to prevent the access of offensive content via the internet on school and library computers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the case of school districts, CIPA gave them an added incentive of benefiting from e-rate discounts it they adopted and enforced policies that monitor the online activities of minors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, CIPA does not require districts to track the internet use of minors. </li></ul></ul>CIPA and School Districts
  10. 10. CIPA and District Roles <ul><li>Network provider </li></ul><ul><li>Content filter </li></ul><ul><li>Policy enforcer </li></ul><ul><li>Protector of student records and privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA): “once a videotape or photo is created and kept by the school, it becomes part of the student’s education record and is protected under FERPA”. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. CIPA and District Roles <ul><li>Network provider </li></ul><ul><li>Content filter </li></ul><ul><li>Policy enforcer </li></ul><ul><li>Protector of student records and privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA): “once a videotape or photo is created and kept by the school, it becomes part of the student’s education record and is protected under FERPA”. </li></ul></ul>What does this means for your school district?
  12. 12. Recommendations <ul><li>Incorporate a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that notifies users when the webcam is being activated. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a Radio Frequency Identification tag (RFIDs) that can be used to monitor and identify objects, instead of a webcam. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Global Position System (GPS) to track down district property without entering the students home. </li></ul><ul><li>And remind parents that they can “opt out” of granting their student access to district resources. </li></ul>
  13. 13. References retrieved May 2010: <ul><li>Personal texting on a work phone? Beware your boss http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/worklife/04/20/work.text.email.privacy/index.html?hpt=C1 </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Pa. district snared thousands of secret webcam images http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/04/19/family-pa-district-snared-thousands-of-secret-webcam-images/ </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Communications Commission: Children’s Internet Protection Act http://www.fcc.gov/egb/consumerfacts/cipa.html </li></ul><ul><li>Channel3000.com: Laptop Computer Thefts Surge on UW-Madison Campus http://www.channel3000.com/news/19170948/detail.html </li></ul><ul><li>eSchoolNews.com: Six technologies soon to affect education http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/04/15/six-technologies-soon-to-affect-education-2/ </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Times: An Open Mind http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/education/edlife/18open-t.html </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Right Clearinghouse: Fact Sheet 29: Privacy in Education: Guide for Parents and Adult-Age Students http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs29-education.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Bellevue School District Student Rights and Responsibilities http://www.bsd405.org/SRR </li></ul><ul><li>Bellevue School District Board Polices & Procedures: Instructional Technology 3222; Electronic Information Systems 3223; Access to & use of Electronic Network Resources 3223.1; and Guidelines for Electronic Publishing 3223.2 http://www.bsd405.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1302 </li></ul>
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