Crossing a line? California school district hires company to watch student's social media
The Internet is full of nightmares for parents and educators worried about safety. And it probably always will be. But does that make it appropriate for a school district to hire professional social media snoops to digitally tail their students' moves online?
A school district in suburban Los Angeles thinks the answer is yes. CNN reports that the Glendale, California, school district paid Geo Listening $40,500 to monitor its 14,000 students online. Geo Listening looks over the social media profiles of students who are 13 and over, and compiles daily reports on potential trouble.
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