March 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

With Smart Toys, Kids’ Privacy Is at Play

A recent FBI public service announcement warned that common features such as microphones and cameras “could put the privacy and safety of children at risk.”

The Problem with Student Privacy, and How To Protect It

Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.

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Illinois Law Lets Schools Request Students’ Social Media Passwords

This January, a law to target cyberbullying went into effect in Illinois allowing schools and colleges to request students’ social media passwords. The law raises serious questions about student privacy and school policies regarding students’ social media activity.