High hopes are held for the advances of big data, learning analytics and AI to benefit children’s education. To ensure these serve children’s interests, our review of policy and practice in combination with new school-centred user research will generate recommendations for child-rights-respecting data governance mechanisms that can unlock the potential of education data.
A Blueprint for Education Data
The Blueprint for Education Data sets out a baseline for data processing of pupil data in schools and other educational establishments.
By Sonia Livingstone and Kruakae Pothong What do UK children think of the EdTech products they use at school? Have they been informed about the »
By Louise Hooper, Kruakae Pothong, Sonia Livingstone The Digital Futures Commission launched its report on Problems with Data Governance in UK Schools: the cases of »
New report finds digital classrooms flout data protection law to exploit children’s data for commercial gain
New report published today by the Digital Futures Commission uncovers how digital classrooms – including Google Classroom and ClassDojo – are failing to comply with data protection regulation and leaving school children vulnerable to commercial exploitation as a consequence. These new findings come as the Danish government has banned schools from using Chromebooks and Google Workspace for Education in their Helsingør Municipality. »
Join us for the launch of the Digital Futures Commission’s latest report in its 2022 Education Data series
For the past year, a team of lawyers and social scientists have consulted widely with experts and end-users – including schools and children – to »
Children’s biometric data and AI-driven technologies are increasingly used for purposes such as making meal payments and measuring attention, engagement, and emotion in schools. These »
By Sarah Turner The Digital Futures Commission launched its report entitled Education Data Reality in its breakfast briefing on the 29th June 2022. The launch »