PSBA 2022 January/February Bulletin PSBA 2022 January/February Bulletin - Page 46

it ’ s the law

it ’ s the law

In this era of social media , a violation of FERPA may lead to significant reputational harm to the school district and the administrators or school board directors deemed responsible on social media .
COPPA
COPPA ( 15 U . S . C .§ 6501-6506 ; 16 C . F . R . Part 312 ) applies to operators of commercial websites and online services directed to children under 13 that collect , use or disclose personal information from children but implicates school districts that contract with such operators to offer online programs for their students .
It is within this overarching paradigm that school districts and their contractors must operate in terms of using and protecting student information . However , it is the school district that is directly subject to the legal responsibility and exposed to the consequences
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