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Report: Nearly all apps used in schools expose student data

About 96 percent of apps used by K-12 students in U.S. schools “share children’s personal information with third parties … typically without the knowledge or consent of the users or the schools, making them unsafe,” according to a recent report by the nonprofit Internet Safety Labs.

More than a dozen New Jersey schools were among the 663 nationwide (612 of them public schools) that were analyzed for “2022 — K-12 EdTech Safety Benchmark: National Findings — Part 1.” Other key findings in the report:

• Custom apps for school districts (a.k.a. school utility apps) are among the least safe apps

• School-recommended tech isn’t strictly edtech, nor is it strictly kid tech

• Edtech contains digital advertising

To download the report, click here.