An alert issued today by the FBI is encouraging public awareness of cyber threat concerns related to K-12 students: “The US school systemsโ€™ rapid growth of education technologies (EdTech) and widespread collection of student data could have privacy and safety implications if compromised or exploited….The FBI is providing awareness to schools and parents of the important role cybersecurity plays in the securing of student information and devices.”

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Education Technologies: Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students

The FBI is encouraging public awareness of cyber threat concerns related to K-12 students. The US school systems’ rapid growth of education technologies (EdTech) and widespread collection of student data could have privacy and safety implications if compromised or exploited. EdTech can provide services for adaptive, personalized learning experiences, and unique opportunities for student collaboration.