FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology #00040

Submission Number:
00040
Commenter:
Mooney
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
My daughters school (Middle school 6th-8th) in IL uses the Chrome books for personalized learning 1:1. We have refused for our daughter to use the chrome book because of the data collecting and PII that is shared. We asked for our daughter's work to be on hardcopy to which our Superintendent refused. It has come to our attention that many of the children play games on their computers during class time. The kids without chromebooks spend time sitting in the class. How is it COPPA and FERPA compliant for a school to NOT obtain parental permission for computer use at school when clearly the children are veering away from the Google core apps?? Our school also used our daughters name in the email address they set up for her..once again without permission. I was also under the impression that the schools needed to list all apps being used and their privacy terms....Our school has not asked for parental permission and is not transparent when it comes to collecting data. What actions may we as parents take when it comes to the data collecting and trying to protect our children when the Superintendent refuses to accommodate? When Edmodo was hacked in the spring our school never notified the parents. My daughter's info was submitted to that site without my permission. I feel as though FERPA gives more rights to the schools over the students. What rights do parents have when it comes to their childs PII and stopping the schools from sharing it?