Thanks to new tools and evolving technologies, school districts have collected more student data than ever. This is why school and district transparency, a thorough knowledge of data governance, and clear contract terms are all vital components of an efficient student data privacy strategy.

Privacy in the Age of No Privacy

To best utilize student data, educators must trust technology companies to store and handle this sensitive information

Student Privacy and Digital Compliance

It's in the interest of educators, policymakers, and parents to put the right policies and practices in motion 

Creating Healthy Digital Environments

Training staff and students in data privacy both prevents and minimizes the damage of technology-based incidents 

Dealing with Metadata

Education data is a morass of “metadata” gleaned each time a student interacts with tools and services

Third-Party Vendors

Vendors should specify what data will be collected, who has access to that data, what it will be used for 

Mobile Devices and Privacy

Today’s technology makes it easy to divulge personal data, location, and other identifying factors

Federal and State Student-Data Privacy

There is a push to create, implement, enforce or refine industry-wide student data standards and legislation


The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) imposes requirements on websites directed to children  


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents rights regarding children's records

CIPA 101

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) addresses children’s access to harmful Internet content

PPRA 101

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) protects students in regards to surveys and evaluation

Student Privacy Considerations for Parents

Possible implications that online services, digital tools, and social media have on children’s privacy 

Berkman Center's Student Privacy Institute

Comprehensive white papers and research reporting issues of student privacy, technology and policy

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning

Resources from CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) to help school systems navigate privacy issues  

Suggested Contract Terms

A CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) document for schools search for online service providers


Tips to help you comply with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)

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