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Online Security, Privacy, and Risk: How to Avoid Becoming a Headline

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Presented by Bill Fitzgerald, Director, Privacy Evaluation Initiative, Common Sense Media
Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec

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Stay off the front page of the paper! In this edWebinar, Director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative for Common Sense Media Bill Fitzgerald talks about defining and assessing levels of risk in the classroom and school. He provides tools and simple checks that we can all do to make sure we are using the available tech tools in a way that does not violate student privacy or school security.

This recorded edWebinar is for educators, administrators, and anyone connected to the school environment who wants to learn more about privacy and security in an app-based world. Gain valuable insight on student privacy and school security.


Bill Fitzgerald Bill Fitzgerald is a privacy advocate and technologist at Common Sense Media. Prior to joining Common Sense, Bill started and ran FunnyMonkey, an open source development shop focused on education, open educational resources, and peer-based learning. Prior to that, he worked as a classroom teacher for 16 years. At Common Sense, Bill directs the Privacy Evaluation Initiative, a program designed to evaluate privacy policies and practices of vendors building educational technology. Bill is a firm believer in improving our educational system through an increased focus on learner agency, and this is the lens through which he views student data privacy.


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Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.


symantecSymantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.

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