It isn’t only about data protection in education when it comes to the full range of digital rights. Digital rights are human rights and the school environment is a special one because it involves children and families who are disempowered and whose needs are not all the same.
We must better shape how the landscape is seen, how the narratives are spoken, and change the knowledge, capacity and skills in the education landscape. Our resources should contribute to these aims. Download factsheets (sometimes front and back) from the link in text titles below. We welcome contact with your feedback on these new resources which will be edited to suit people using them, and to keep them up to date.
We understand that schools are busy places and it can be challenging to take the time you really need to talk to the school community before the introduction of a new edTech tool in the classroom or school. But that needs to change. Democratic accountability should not die at the school gates, just as children's human rights stay with them as they enter. We hope that informed parents and families and young people can better help schools understand their responsibilities, with positive conversations and respectful requests for change, to respect rights around children's personal data, as well as the process of how information is collected and used across a school.
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