When library school ideals, professional ethics and the reality of managing a school library collide: the author describes how her students are being surveilled when searching for information on school-issued devices and argues that those who have taken an oath to preserve privacy and uphold intellectual freedom, must continue to ask as many questions as possible when administrators collect sensitive student data and offer to help write policies that both protect rights and support safe schools.
Video: Wiretaps, data dumps and zero days: is digital privacy no longer possible? | The Guardian Student Privacy Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation ICYMI: School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy |
Reminder: Free ALA Webinar: Practical Privacy Practices on April 13th Broadband Privacy Rules Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules | Reuters Trump just killed Obama’s internet-privacy rules — here’s what that means for you |Business Insider The conservative case against
by Dorothea Salo If knowing about privacy-protecting practices is half the battle, teaching them to others is the other half. Many librarians in many contexts find themselves needing to teach patrons, students, or even each other about protecting privacy online.
To highlight the theme for Choose Privacy Week 2016 – students’ and minors’ privacy – the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee approved a new document, “Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K-12 Schools” on May 2, 2016. The
by Rigele Abilock and Debbie Abilock The girl swallows the pill. Millions of tiny magnetic nanoparticles disperse into her bloodstream. They are her trusty scouts, tracking her body for early signs of cancer, heart disease, and other conditions. Her wearable wristband
by Annalisa Keuler Our job as educators is to facilitate student learning, and each year more of this learning is happening in an online environment. We ask students to log in to websites, download apps, and research online. These apps
By Magee Kloepfler Recently a teacher came to me looking for a particular book. I informed her it was checked out, but that I would get it to her as soon as it was returned. She asked me for the
by Kyle Jones Records define us–partially. They enclose data and information that reveal our past, present, and increasingly our future. But they are never perfect representations of who we are as individuals, nor are they able to capture the richness
by Connie Williams Teaching students about online privacy seemed so easy in the old days: don’t tell anyone your password, never meet up with anyone you ‘meet’ on the internet and don’t give out private information. The definition of ‘private