K–12 IT Administrators Encounter Additional Security Controls for Users Under 18

Rebecca Torchia reports:

Following the shift to incorporate more online and digital learning, schools leaned into the adoption of educational software products and applications. Many of these applications tracked student data, with data collection being the primary driver of some applications’ use in schools, as educators found value in tools that could analyze students’ progress.

In other cases, however, applications accessed and collected data that seemed irrelevant to their educational purpose. Savvy IT professionals in K–12 schools began investigating apps’ permissions and vetting the programs their users were downloading. This also helped schools protect their networks from third-party risk as a result of these software solutions.

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