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Parents fear app is storing private data in the US on how their children behave as it harvests photos and video footage of thousands of British pupils
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5668413/Parents-fear-app-storing-private-data-thousands-British-pupils-behave.html





'A US company has been using an app to gather and store private data on how thousands of British children behave at school.

Parents fear ClassDojo, based in San Francisco, has harvested photos and videos from as much as 70 per cent of British schools.

The company's data is stored in the US and shared with 22 third-party service providers including Facebook for 'optional social sharing' and Google for 'analytics'.

Another company using the data is analytics service Datadog which suffered a data breach two years ago, reports The Times. Spam_A Spam_B Teachers are reportedly using the app, which awards pupils positive and negative 'dojo' points based on their behaviour, as a means of maintaining order in the classroom.

The 'gamification' programme is hosted by a team of smiling cartoon monsters who guide pupils through exercises.

Kids receive green dojos for qualities like 'teamwork and 'creativity' and red dojos for qualities like 'disrespect'.

Pupil's scores can be displayed on a screen at the front of the class.

Parents and students are encouraged to create their own ClassDojo accounts which enable them to track their children's behaviour at school - and view photos and videos of them remotely.

But currently the company's policies do not appear to require school to ask for parents' consent if pupils do not have their own ClassDojo accounts even if the app is being used on them.

The US company requires school ask for parental consent before creating accounts for pupils under 13.'



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