Protecting student information is top priority

Protecting student information is top priority

Advancements in technology bring a need for increased security when it comes to student information.

The state department of education recently named a Chief Privacy Officer to ensure the protection of student privacy as technology and social media become more prevalent in the classroom.

Dougherty County school officials say protecting students' privacy is the law and their priority.

"We owe that to our students as we educate them and we actually give them an opportunity to go beyond the four walls that they can ensure that their information is protected," said Demetrius Love, the DCSS Chief Information Officer.

The Dougherty County School System utilizes a program that allows them to monitor and protect students when they're on campus, or even when they're at home, through their school-issued tablets.

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