Student Data Privacy

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Technology is an embedded constant in our daily lives. This is especially true for our Northwest ISD students who have the opportunity each day to have their education impacted by access to technology.

“Digital and media literacy education offers the potential to maximize what we value most about the empowering characteristics of media and technology, while minimizing its negative dimensions” (Hobbs, 2010).

With these opportunities comes an increased need for privacy and security awareness. Northwest ISD teachers work hard to promote digital privacy and safety for our students. Our district is working to support our educators and school employees with the tools they need to be cognizant of privacy concerns and keep our students safe.

As part of this network of support, Northwest ISD is offering an online Student Privacy Certification course developed with content from iKeepSafe.org. The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), provides research based support for educating students and education professionals on digital citizenship and internet safety. This course can be accessed HERE. For more information on data privacy, please visit 

Hobbs, R. (2010). Digital and media literacy: A plan of action [White paper]. The Aspen Institute. Retrieved from http://www.knightcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Digital_and_Media_Literacy_A_Plan_of_Action.pdf