Recent K-12 Data Breaches Show That Students Are Vulnerable to Harm
Posted October 15, 2020
- Schools and school districts collect and store a lot of personal information about their students.
- Thousands of K-12 students had their personal information compromised in data breaches between 2016 and 2020
- Compromised data included grades, bullying reports, and Social Security numbers—leaving students vulnerable to emotional, physical, and financial harm
- Breaches were accidental and intentional—with a variety of responsible actors and motives
- Wealthier, larger, and suburban school districts were more likely to have a reported breach
| October 15, 2020