NO on SB467 which puts devices into the hands of students and teachers for 24 hour access to “free” third party vendors and the internet. I oppose Student Data Mining from devices (especially Chromebooks) and third party vendors. Some of the “free” third party vendors share student data with others. They can share and pay others to analyze the student’s data, creating profiles for what purpose?
The federal government may gain access to IP addresses and student IDs of student issued these devices to monitor everything the student does. Whatever the scenario, data mining goes against privacy rights. Google is being sued by the Mississippi AGs office for misusing student data and creating profiles. I do not want this to happen here in Nevada.
This bill allows 1-on-1 (electronic laptop or iPad) putting devices into the hands of students and teachers for 24 hour access to “free” third party vendors and the internet. These devices have the capability of tracking every keystroke anyone makes. It captures that tracking and uses it to mine data about the student’s online meanderings to direct vendors of interest to that child. When it is said ‘free’ to third-party vendors, those vendors are “paid” with students’ data. They share/sell that data to others. They use that data to create profiles on our children. They use that data without parental consent and we have no way of knowing the future affects on our children. Internet access will not improve students’ test scores and in some cases, it shows it lowers test scores. Some kids get addicted to on-screen visuals and games. Please vote NO on SB467.
This is just another scheme to create yet another program, hire more program administrators and staff at great expense, buy more hardware and software from cronies, and again just evade the fundamentals. You can’t possibly predict what jobs and job skills will be needed 4-6-8 years from now. We’ve known literally for decades and centuries what education we need to provide, and it’s never been to be slaves to dazzling new gadgetry and obscure new theories about teaching methods.
SB467 would get 1:1 Devices into the hands of students and teachers for 24 hour access to “free” third party vendors and the internet. I’m going to try and get to Carson City by 3:30 to testify against this bill, please come if you are interested and can make it. There are several issues. To save time I’m just going to mention a few of issues here without the supporting documentation, all the supporting documentation is posted on our Facebook page – Protect Nevada Children under the pinned post.
We are not against computers or technology.
- We are against Student Data Mining via the devices (especially Chromebooks) and third party vendors.
- “Free” third party vendors are paid with student data.
a) Some of the “free” third party vendors share student data with others
b) Some of the “free” software providers share and pay others to analyze our children’s data
c) Some of these vendors will create profiles on our children, us parents will never see the profiles
d) We do not know how these profiles will affect the future of our children
e) We don’t know if student data will ever be deleted by these vendors
f) When there is a student data breach will parents be notified? Even if we are what could we do?
- Google is being sued again, this time by the governor of Mississippi, for misusing student data and creating profiles on students.
- The federal government wants to know the IP address and student ID of student issued 1:1 Devices; if they get it they may be able to monitor everything a student does on the device.
- Student Social and Emotional data on children can and likely will be collected, stored, and analyzed by third party vendors via 1:1 Devices.
- Access to the internet will likely not improve student performance, in fact some studies show internet access lowers test scores.
- Some students have serious issues and become addicted to “screen time.”
I’m sure there are other things but I want to get this email out.
In Nevada everything regarding the internet and third parties is typically done without parental consent or knowledge.
Please forward this email to others.