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School Privacy Zone

Calling for Clarity on School Cell Phone Searches
For many teachers, the start of a school year brings a mix of old and new: new students, new classroom supplies, old textbooks, and probably an old mix of excitement tinged with trepidation about how... read more
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Are your child's privacy and data at school safe?
Another school year begins. For kids, it's time for a few new school supplies, new classes, and new friends. For parents? It's time for permission slips to sign and other forms to read and fill out.... read more
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The Digital Citizenship Movement: The Next Big Legislative Trend?
Kids and teens today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities... read more
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Dangerous New Legislation in North Carolina
Lawmakers in North Carolina have recently introduced legislation that would significantly affect the privacy rights of students. While we at Common Sense Kids Action appreciate the effort put forward... read more
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Silicon Valley Meets Humanity
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel likes his privacy. Angry at Gawker for discussing his sexuality in 2007, he paid $10 million in legal expenses to finance several lawsuits brought by others against the... read more
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Ariel Fox Johnson
Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy
Kids Action Urges FCC to Protect Young People's Privacy
We all expose a lot of information about ourselves online. Sometimes we share on purpose, and sometimes we do it without realizing. As any parent can attest, children and teens often share... read more
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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Maryland Senate Considers Student Data Privacy Legislation
Members of the Maryland Senate will soon vote on an important law that will govern what level of protection will be provided for data collected in classrooms. In Maryland, and in states across the... read more
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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
California and New Hampshire Are First to Implement SOPIPA Protections
Student data privacy laws will take effect across the country in 2016, allowing for the most comprehensive industry-targeted student-data-privacy legislation in the country. An estimated 7.2 million... read more
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