Safeguarding Student Data in the Digital Age

In today's dynamic digital landscape, the integration of technology in education has unlocked unprecedented opportunities for students to learn, collaborate, and prepare for their roles in an increasingly interconnected world. As responsible stakeholders, encompassing educators, parents, community members, and leaders, we bear a collective duty to harness these advantages while safeguarding the privacy and security of our students' data.

In response to the recent initiative from The White House dedicated to countering cyberattacks on US schools, educators are turning to EdTech companies for guidance. The digital transformation has ushered in a new era of technology that supports and advances education. However, it has also introduced pressing challenges that demand our immediate attention – namely, the collection, storage, and sharing of student data through EdTech tools.

The protection of our students, both in the online and offline realms, is paramount to ensuring their success, well-being, and empowerment.

Keep reading on The Learning Counsel to find out how EdTech providers can actively engage in safeguarding student data. Explore strategies for teachers, principals, district leaders, and parents to ensure that the EdTech tools accessible to our children do not compromise their security.