Technology-related IT security issues will only continue to grow until there is a concerted effort to address them. This week alone, there has been a spate of K-12 specific reported news and incidents – involving student and teacher data breaches, ransomware, phishing, and hacked accounts. There is a lot at stake in addressing the root cause of these issues, and building support to address them should be in everyone’s interests.
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In which I implore us to move beyond claims of “hit jobs” and “fear mongering” to fact based discussions of whether and where new guardrails may be needed to avoid conflicts of interest and the undermining of the democratic underpinnings of public schools brought about by the dramatic, technology-enabled changes remaking U.S. schools.
What privacy rights should K-12 students be entitled to when using school-owned/-leased devices, if any? What privacy rights should they have when that use happens at home? Are students entitled to different privacy rights when using the devices for personal reasons (in the cases where such use is allowed or encouraged)? Do students’ family members who […]
The choice by education leaders to obfuscate and excuse the trading away of our children’s communications and information (about their social lives, emotions, and behaviors) in exchange for discounted school technology is neither a good deal for schools nor the only way that schools can afford technology.
Absent an ethical framework to guide our decisions, I am increasingly of the mind that the answers to the important questions about educational technology are ‘turtles all the way down.’ I’m hardly the first to observe it, but perhaps there is some significance to how I have come to the recognition. What do I mean? […]