Protecting Privacy When Using Technology in Early Childhood Settings
Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - January 2017
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) recently released a brief that discusses privacy and security considerations related to the use of technology (computer software, mobile applications, and web-based tools) in early childhood settings. The Use of Technology to Support Early Childhood Practice: Protecting Child, Parent, and Practitioner Privacy (January 2017) provides a set of best practices to guide early childhood programs in strengthening the safeguards to protect child, parent, and practitioner information as programs increasingly incorporate technology to improve practice. It draws on guidance developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center.