Understanding Student Monitoring

Nov 08, 21

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The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has released a new infographic depicting the variety of reasons why schools monitor student digital activities, what types of student data are being monitored, and how that data could be used. While student monitoring is not new, it has gained significant traction recently due to the shift to remote learning and the increase in school-managed devices being issued to students.

The infographic depicts the main reasons why schools monitor student activity online—ensuring student safety, legal compliance, and addressing community concerns—and highlights two areas of frequent confusion: what types of student data are being monitored, and how that data could be used.

FPF’s Understanding Student Monitoring infographic clarifies:

  • Why schools may choose to adopt a monitoring system;
  • What student information and activities a monitoring service can access;
  • How a school and monitoring provider may process and use student information collected through a system;
  • What actions may be taken as a result of a monitoring system flagging a student’s activity or information.

Click here to view the Understanding Student Monitoring Infographic

Understanding Student Monitoring Infographic

Learn more about this infographic on the FPF site.

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for advancing principled data practices and fostering privacy leadership and scholarship. WSIPC participates with the FPF, and other organizations, in order to stay informed and engaged.

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