Privacy and Security can be difficult to discuss, yet building consensus within a school can be critical.

I had the pleasure of presenting at ATLIS on April 19, 2016, in Atlanta. The conversation covered facets of privacy and how to evaluate the different attitudes toward privacy and security in schools.

One element of the conversation that we sped over involved some simple browser-based tools that highlight third-party trackers. The example I used included two news sites (Huffington Post and the New York Times), but the process works just as well with educational technology apps: Enable Lightbeam, log in to an edtech site, and see what loads.

The full video is available here.

The full PowerPoint presentation is available here.


Image Credit: Bill Fitzgerald, screenshot of Trackers taken via Lightbeam.

Bill F.

Prior to joining Common Sense, Bill started and ran FunnyMonkey, an open source development shop focused on education, open educational resources, and peer based learning. Prior to that, he worked as a classroom teacher for 16 years.