If you are aged 44 or under, in England and Wales, or have attended state education including evening classes and further education, the National Pupil Database and other national Learner Records are about *your* state school records and personal details. Or perhaps they may be your children or grandchildren's data.
We drafted proposals, during the 2019 General Election and including the views of young people from The Warren Youth Group, in Hull in North East England, calling on political parties to include digital rights in education in their plans. [download 2.2MB pdf]
The #MyVote2019UK campaign began during the General Election 2019, but we have been campaigning for your data rights in education since 2015. Do you know where the government has given away your own or your child's personal information? Thousands of commercial companies, think tanks and more get hold of identifying confidential school data, since the government started giving it away in 2012.
We asked candidates for support during the campaign. Now you can ask your MPs to take action.
We are calling for MPs to take action to respect children's personal data rights in education in England, and level up protections across the UK. Ask your MP, to:
Young people care about their digital rights and data privacy, but none of the political parties are stepping up to meet their concerns adequately, because being online for young people is about far more than child protection. It’s about privacy and participation and empowerment to be able to develop to their full potential and make the most of the digital environment.