(Washington, DC – Thursday, October 22, 2020) – Technology has made “back to school” possible this fall nationwide. However, parents are generally concerned about protecting their children’s digital privacy and their children’s potential vulnerability to data breaches and other safety risks.

Parents feel limited by their ability to monitor their kids’ data privacy.

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is releasing the findings of a new report on student privacy. “Protecting Students’ Privacy and Advancing Digital Equity,” is based on significant data collection and outlines steps education leaders and policymakers should take.

The findings showcase the perspectives of parents, teachers and students as it relates to their experiences using education technology during COVID-19.

The report gives insight on knowledge, perceptions, and concerns about student digital safety. The report also makes recommendations to advance students’ digital privacy and civil rights.

CDT is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium, that works to strengthen individual rights and freedoms by defining, promoting, and influencing technology policy and the architecture of the internet that impacts our daily lives. Founded in 1994, CDT promotes democratic values by championing policies, laws, and technical designs that empower people to use technology for good and insisting online platforms be transparent, accountable, and respect human rights. Information about CDT is available at www.cdt.org.

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