Student surveillance and privacy protection dilemma in the modern age


New technologies are expanding school's ability to keep students under surveillance inside and outside the classroom during the school year and after it ends. Schools have moved quickly to adopt a dizzying array of new tools. These include digital learning products that capture and store student data anonymous tip lines encouraging students to report on each other and software that monitors students emails and social media posts even when they are written from home. Steadily growing numbers of police officers stationed in schools can access this information. Compounding the technologies power advocates of these schools argue that they improve student safety and learning outcomes but this article reveals that the evidence for this argument is in fact quite sin. Moreover policymakers have failed to consider important countervailing considerations most notably student privacy and its significance for child development unequal impact particularly for poor black and lgbtq youth and potential liability for school administrators using north carolina's public schools. As a case study this article that makes three contributions to the burgeoning literature on the surveillance state i. It provides a comprehensive typology that shows the full range of students surveillance. Second it identifies key procedural substantial objections to students surveillance that should be but are not taken into account. By policymakers third it proposes principles to guide the selection implementation and oversight of student surveillance. I'm gonna stop there. This is a very lengthy. Pdf document that goes well into all sorts of things that were not going to be able to have time to talk about this evening. How ever. I want to mention the first thing i noticed was there was no statement following the last statement that i just read which was third. It proposes principles to guide the selection implementation oversight students surveillance. I expected as a human being to read another line that said fourth. We have recommendations for this not to be implemented at all but of course that is mysteriously missing.

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