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K12 School Rights vs. Students Online privacy rights.

Student rights to privacy and
K12 School Rights vs. Students Online privacy rights.

EDUCATION selling K-12 student INFORMATION and their rights to privacy. Who Sells Information about children?

Privacy and Encryption companies gather and sell k12 student information. Check to see whether your school district has a policy about disclosing student information.

Privacy Rights


  1. Electronic Versions Of Textbooks Spy On Students As They Read Them 2012: The rapid uptake of ebooks by the public shows that there is a widespread recognition of their advantages. This would be good news for the publishing industry as it faces the transition from analog to digital formats, were it not for the fact that some publishers keep finding new ways of making ebooks less attractive than physical versions. Here's the latest idea: electronic versions of textbooks that spy on students as they read them.
  2. 2012 Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires techdirt
  3. 2012 10-year-old girl's laptop confiscated after copyright offense
  4. Find out who collects information about them and who sells that information. Learn what you can do to protect your child's privacy.
  5. What do Facebook, the CIA and your magazine subscription list have in common?  They Track everything.
  6. Facebook publicly opened registration beyond the world of students for the first time (!) to people with select corporate email accounts. Facebook's corporate foray will make college career counselors uneasy that unscrupulous employers might use the site to dig for dirt on students who have applied for jobs.
  7. Who Sells Information about children?
    EDUCATION selling K-12 student INFORMATION and their rights to privacy.
  8. PARENTS CAN LEARN THE HOUSE RULES to protect the children who are online.
  9. How To Protect Kids Privacy and respect their Rights.
  10. Children's Rights: International and National Laws and Practices [pdf]
    In the 20th century, the children's rights movement came into full flower as both the League of Nations and later the United Nations declared that children need safeguards and protections separate from those of adults. This authoritative collection created by The Law Library of Congress provides access to the various laws and policies that help protect children in sixteen nations, including Israel, Japan, Mexico, and Russia. For each nation, visitors can read the domestic laws and policies that affect child health and social welfare, education and special needs, child labor and exploitation, and juvenile justice. It's a good idea to start off by reading the introduction by Dr. Rubens Medina before diving into these materials.
    Dr. Medina offers a nice overview of the development of children's legal
    rights, and after reading this essay, visitors should click on the "Country
    Reports" area to learn about the specifics of children's rights and
    safeguards in different countries around the world.

Children's Rights Organizations


Family Rights



  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Another Case involving Federal Privacy Law
    Since its passage 27 years ago, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the "Buckley Amendment") has essentially escaped Supreme Court review. This term, however, the Supreme Court has agreed, not once, but twice, to review the law...[more]
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

NSBA and NEA Publish Undocumented Students Legal Issues Guide


NSBA and NEA Publish Undocumented Students Legal Issues Guide
Source: National School Boards Association/National Education Association
Full Document (PDF; 717 KB)

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), with a generous grant from the National Education Association (NEA), released a publication designed to help school districts answer questions about the legal rights of undocumented students in public K-12 schools. Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children offers practical information for schools as they deal with this complicated issue.Sixteen national education organizations have signed onto the guide, which will go to every school district in the United States and is available on NSBA and NEA's websites. The guide provides answers to 13 questions that school districts face as they navigate the growing trend of undocumented student enrollment.

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