This article describes the efforts by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to begin a review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The senators wrote a letter to the FTC urging it to use its authority found under 6(b) of the FTC Act to develop an understanding of industry practices related to collecting of information from children.
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“Western Massachusetts Writing Project: Using this uncertain moment for educational change” via Daily Hampshire Gazette
This article, co-authored by the executive board of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, documents some of the disparities that are magnified by COVID-19 forced distance education for K-12 students. “We urge teachers to be thoughtful in the kinds of technology platforms they choose for their students, to not trade ease of use for student privacy in the rush to get online…”
“As Schools Comb Social Media for Potential Threats, Has Mass Shooting Anxiety Turned Administrators Into the ‘Internet Police’?” via the74
As schools use AI to monitor social media posts of students, students are being subjected to unavoidable infringements on their privacy, resulting in chilling effects on free speech. This article gives details.
Tips for using social media in the classroom – Education Week Blog
Check out this blog article about using social media in the classroom. (Disclosure – article was written by the author of this blog.)