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Parent/Guardian Resources for Data Privacy and Security

Email Encryption

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One of the major challenges facing education institutions today is protecting staff and students from cyber security attacks, which are increasingly significantly and becoming much more sophisticated in nature. Email is the most common vector for online security threats. To best protect the data of our students and staff, emails containing PII will be encrypted. Please see the instructions below for how to access encrypted emails.


What is PII in Shoreham-Wading River?

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any combination of seemingly non-identifiable information that might allow someone in the school community to identify a student.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Name of student’s parents or other family members
  3. Address(es)
  4. Telephone
  5. Email Address
  6. Personal Identifiers
    • Social Security Number
    • Student Number
  7. Other indirect identifiers
    • Date of Birth
    • Birthplace
    • Mother’s Maiden Name


Family Engagement Resources for Internet Safety

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Working together, schools and families can prepare kids to think critically and use technology in positive, creative, and powerful ways. The resources linked above provide resources for family tips and family activities that cover all six curriculum topics and are available in English and Spanish.


Common Sense Media Reviews of Student Digital Resources

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The Common Sense Media Reviews page provides parents/guardians with reviews on current movies, television shows, games, books, and apps that your child(ren) may be accessing. Each item is reviewed by Common Sense Media, parents, and children. They provide a suggested appropriate age range, as well as a “What Parents Need to Know”, educational value score, talking points to discuss with children, and more.


RIC One Resources

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The ESBOCES Regional Information Center provides a variety of resources and support services to K-12 school districts across New York State to protect the data and systems throughout the region. Visit the link below for additional resources.


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