EdTech Product Privacy Evaluations
Privacy matters. Get to know the top edtech tool evaluations and the policies and practices behind our initiative.
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We help districts, schools, and teachers make more informed decisions about the apps they use with students.

The Common Sense Privacy Evaluation Initiative began in 2014 when a group of school districts, including Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia) and Houston Independent School District, approached Common Sense to address the complex and varied privacy policies of technology used in K–12 classrooms. Today, with the involvement of over 100 schools and districts, the initiative has resulted in a platform that seeks not only to evaluate edtech but also to work with the K–12 educational software industry to simplify and standardize privacy policies.

Our Impact

40% of vendors evaluated updated their terms
Driving Change
Forty percent of the vendors evaluated in our initial cohort updated their terms, their application, or both.
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Over 100 Participants and Counting
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We evaluate popular edtech apps on safety, privacy, compliance, and security.
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Privacy Evaluations

We evaluate popular EdTech apps on Safety, Privacy, Compliance, and Security.

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Information Security Primer

Great for district and school technology leaders, this toolkit is for those looking to learn more about evaluating the information security practices of educational software.

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Privacy Questions

Make sense of vendors' privacy terms using this question set to evaluate what is and isn't covered and highlight obligations of each party.

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