Parents warned: privacy rights violated in school data collection by UBC

January 29, 2019 - Burnaby - A national parents' group is warning families to avoid allowing schools to put their children in UBC's Big Brother style data collection projects.Kids First Parent Association of Canada warns that in late January and…

Should We Trust Google Apps?

January 2019 - GOOGLE APPS FOR KIDS are accused of: Illegal data collection.Manipulating children into in-app purchases.Ads for gambling and alcohol.Modeling harmful behavior like cleaning your eyes with sharp objects Sign the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood petitionTell Google: Adopt…

Iowa student refuses to be weighed by school

Nov 2014, Iowa student refuses to be weighed by school In BC we have the "Daily Physical Activity" DPA reporting requirement which has schools requiring students to report and electronically record at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.…

June 2013 – Violating parental consent with "passive consent": kids used as junk science research subjects by UBC's HELP

The following letter, article, and editorial appeared in the Boundary Creek Times: June 13 letter: Questions of value and consent raisedPassive consent unacceptableJune 13 editorial opposing passive consent In June, UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) declined to provide a…

Data Mining Canadian Kids (Broken Link)

A document authored by Dr Clyde Hertzman of HELP, Canada's leading guru pushing privacy-violating data mining and institutional child care, outlines "5 Year Plan". Here is the 2009 document prepared by the Monitoring Committee of the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge…

Population Data BC

Population Data BC provides some information on BC's data mining mega-project "designed to capture the power of linkable, longitudinal data, and avoid the inefficiencies associated with project-by-project data linkage." Perhaps the "inefficiencies" they refer to are things like informed consent.…

Complaint about HELP’s violation of informed consent and privacy to UBC Behavioural Research Ethics

Complaint about HELP’s violation of informed consent and privacy to UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board—Jan 2011. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - official complaint: (download PDF here)Feb 15 2011 reply from UBC’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board to complaint regarding…