New York Suggests Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children’s Identity and Privacy at School
The back to school creep is on and parents are already considering school schedules, bus routes, back to school supplies that need to be bought, sports schedules, and more. However, how many parents are thinking about how to protect their children from scams and safety issues?
According to New York's Secretary of State Robert J Rodriguez,
Back-to-school shopping is the second largest spending event for parents, after the holidays, which makes it critically important for parents to know how to safeguard against scams to protect their privacy and finances.
Financial safety isn't the only big concern. Schools have begun to lean more heavily on technology which is why it's so important, more now than ever before, for parents to protect their children's identity and privacy. Secretary of State Rodriguez says,
Children should not have to give up their privacy rights just to do their homework.
Under New York State’s Education Law, if you are a parent of a child in the New York State schools, you have rights regarding the privacy and security of your child’s personal information and data. Here are some ways that you can protect your child.