This post proves very interesting to read. Do the controls schools have over its students intrude and impend on their privacy? How far can a school go to protect its students from cyber bullying?

Cyber Bullying: Virtual Harassment with Real World Consequences

medfrd1248The decision for school systems to monitor their student’s online activities is a difficult one. It can receive immense backlash from parents and students who believe this monitoring will infringe on their right to free speech. Recently, Glendale Unified School District in California made the decision to monitor their student’s internet activity and chose to do so by hiring the firm, Geo Listening. The school district was recovering from the devastating recent suicides of two students caused by cyber bullying, and decided they were willing to take the risk of criticism from students and parents in an attempt to reduce cyber bullying in their area. School officials now use Geo Listening to monitor the activity of students at three of their high schools, Glendale, Hoover, and Crescenta Valley.

Now that the decision has been made to place surveillance on student’s out-of-school activities, the biggest concern is how Geo Listening will…

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