Student Privacy

Did you know that the Federal Trade Commission allows teachers to act on behalf of a parent during school activities online?  Yeah…the details are at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/online/teachers.shtm I guess that’s why sites such as www.bookadventure.com and http://tappedin.org encourage teachers to create student accounts.  Additional information on Kids and protecting their privacy can be found at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/index.html .  Here’s a guide for teachers: Student privacy

Portsmouth Public Schools has simple guidelines for teachers who will be using the internet with their kids.  The gist is easy to remember:

  • Get a signed release form if you want to publish the child’s work online
  • Images published online should be of the student’s work not of the student
  • Students should be taught basic rules of online safety before going online
  • Tell students to only use their first name and last initial when posting online

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