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The coronavirus pandemic hit fast and hard this spring, and just as quickly, schools across the United States were forced to switch to virtual learning.
While Zoom classes and other online tools provided a valuable lifeline to keep students connected and provide some relief for parents, they also immediately sparked privacy concerns, like Zoom-bombing, unwitting data sharing, and creepy digital test proctoring.
“When schools were shut down in March when the pandemic and the lockdown started, I think we were in survival mode,” Cheri Kiesecker, co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, told Business Insider.
“Unless school districts really had privacy on their radar ahead of time, it was: ‘How do we keep students connected?’ And, ‘we’ll worry about the privacy issues later,'” she said.
With the new school year in full swing, many schools still haven’t dealt with those issues. Now, they’re mutating in unexpected and even more serious ways.
Last month, Colorado school officials called the police on — and then suspended — a 12-year-old Black student after he showed a toy gun during his Zoom class. A Florida teacher also pleaded with parents to “have on proper clothing” and avoid “appearing with big joints” after …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life