The Answer Sheet: privacy

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Student privacy activists win a big one

New York state is ending its relationship with a controversial $100 million student data collection project funded by the Gates Foundation.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Privacy

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

School district monitoring students’ social media posts

District officials are looking for signs that kids are suicidal or being bullied, and many other schools are apparently signing on to do the same thing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying, Is This Crossing a Line?, Student Privacy

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/12/2013

An exchange on controversial $100 million student database

Letters discuss privacy concerns.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Policy, Privacy Concerns

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/09/2013

Privacy concerns grow over Gates-funded student database

Some states in a pilot program are pulling back.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  $100 Million Project, Student Privacy Concerns

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 03/28/2013

On the question of student privacy

Here is a view counter to one expressed in a recent post about a lawsuit alleging that the Education Department is promoting rules that expand the release of private student data to third parties.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:55 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Different View, Student Privacy

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Poll: Kids say their friends share too much online

A new poll of teens and parents reveals that 92 percent of parents are concerned that their children share too much personal information online, and 79 percent of kids think their friends do too.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research | Tags:  apps, common sense media, contests on line, facebook, opt out buttons, opt-out, privacy, privacy online, privacy settings, social media

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Tyler Clementi and all of the bystanders

Where were the people who knew what had happened to Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and did nothing to help when he learned he had been secretly recorded while having sex with a man in his dorm room?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  bullying, clementi suicide, cyberbullying, dhraun ravi, gay suicide, invasion of privacy, molly wei, phoebe prince, rutgers university, student suicide, tyler clementi, tyler suicide

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/21/2010

Student: Do, kids, teachers on Facebook really want privacy?

A high school student writes about just how much privacy kids and teacher on Facebook really want.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Life, Student Life | Tags:  Facebook privacy, Facebook privacy changes, bishop mcnamara high school, teachers on facebook