New "Privacy 101" Video Series Helps School District Leaders Protect Student Data

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 In recognition of Safer Internet Day (February 11, 2020), the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a new “Student Privacy 101” video series that is designed to help school leaders better understand federal and state privacy laws and protect sensitive student data. 

The “Student Privacy 101” video series includes: 

  • An introductory video that previews the challenges and opportunities around collecting and safeguarding student data in the digital age. 
  • A short video on legal compliance, providing concise information about the requirements and role of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • An brief overview of the most common privacy risks and how to avoid them.
  • A discussion on transparency, including advice on collecting community feedback, and engaging and informing parents about a school’s data collection practices.

FPF also published a new blog post marking Safer Internet Day today with additional information and resources about how schools can protect children’s data privacy. 
To learn more about Safer Internet Day, visit For more information about FPF’s student privacy work, visit