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Keeping Your Students (and Yourself) Safe on Social Media: A Checklist

September 16, 2022

Learn how to keep personal information confidential on social media.

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Are Schools Sacrificing Students' Privacy in the Name of Safety?

December 10, 2020

Use this lesson plan to help students think critically about online surveillance at school.

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18 Distance Learning Tools with Sound Privacy Practices

April 13, 2020

Build out your teaching toolkit during the school closures with these best-in-class resources.

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23 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

February 7, 2020

Help kids practice smart internet habits and stay safe online.

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Check Out the Privacy Ratings for Hundreds of Popular Classroom Tools

December 5, 2019

Student-centered learning meets sound privacy practice.

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What Teachers Need to Know About Using Smart Speakers in the Classroom

November 11, 2019

Key takeaways from new privacy evaluations, plus advice on how to use these devices with caution.

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What Is COPPA?

October 25, 2018

Learn what teachers need to know about this important law.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

July 17, 2018

Learn measured, sensible, and responsible ways to approach social media use in schools.

2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report

New Report Reveals Inconsistent Privacy and Security Practices in EdTech

May 24, 2018

Read the key findings and learn how you can support better student data protections.

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Be Privacy Aware, Not Privacy Scared

November 28, 2017

Common Sense is empowering educators to take on privacy in 2018.