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Amidst COVID-19, Who is Watching Over Children’s Data on Ed-Tech Platforms?

As Indian students continue to depend on ed-tech platforms to learn for the foreseeable future, we also need to also think about how we’re protecting their digital and personal safety. Are ed-tech companies themselves responsibly using and protecting children’s data? How is the Indian state monitoring their protection of children’s data? Are our Internet laws strong enough to protect a child’s right to privacy online? We answer all these questions and more, in this month’s On the Fence.

The Shore Scene: Locked Down In a Fishing Town

In early March 2020, I traveled to Malvan, where, for the past three years, I’ve been studying the fisheries in the region. Malvan is...

Of Syndemics and Stigma: Understanding COVID-19 Beyond the Pandemic

As we battle the pandemic, other factors beyond the biomedical come into play. These have to do with the social and life worlds occupied...

Dialogues: Dr. Malini Bhattacharjee on the RSS, Seva, and Relief and Development

“What can one say about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that has not already been said before?” The RSS, perhaps the focal organisation of...

Learning Under Lockdown: Voices From Kashmir

Having lived in Kashmir as an educator, but not as a learner, Mubeen Masudi brings to the table a unique perspective on education. Although...

Of Quality, Capacity and Job Security: 25% EWS Reservation Holds Answers for Schooling Post-Lockdown

There is a lot of uncertainty over how schooling will look like post-lockdown. Can schools run full scale? Will learning happen through TV and/or...

The COVID-19 Battle: Pandemic v/s Privacy

The events following the global spread of COVID-19 have put governments on high alert. This has prompted a variety of initiatives to combat the...

The Shore Scene: PM-MSY’s Fisheries Development Promises Anything But Sabka Vikas

In a 2015 address delivered in Mauritius, Prime Minister Narendra Modi indulged in some curious historical revisionism worth considering today. “To me the blue...

Education in Times of COVID: How Corporation Schools in Chennai Are Bridging the E-Learning...

Like every other industry, education systems across the world have come to a crashing halt in the face of COVID-19. Although the pandemic has...

Education in Times of COVID: Why Does It Take a National Lockdown to Revamp...

In light of the national lockdown imposed to combat COVID-19, the CBSE has released a series of measures to be taken by students, teachers,...