While I think anything that cuts down on paper transactions between schools and parents is a good thing, I am concerned about possible privacy infractions that may be associated with such a system. What is to prevent unauthorized access to student grades, or health issues? You mention a parent ‘sign-in’ but many students at our school are currently able to access parent accounts (parents give their children passwords. Yes, you read that right). At my school, we are often faced with parents who ‘helicopter’ and micro-manage their children. An app like this would give them access to information that may be better kept between teachers and students (like homework), or between student services/counselling, and students (mental health, family abuse, etc). Opening lines of communication to parents is great, but sometimes there needs to be firm boundaries as far as information flow.
FEEDBACK: While I think anything that cu…
By cquarrie on August 2, 2016