Sep 222022
 September 22, 2022  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Julia Angwin writes:

Earlier this year, the head of my son’s middle school called me during the day—which is always a bad sign. My son, it turned out, had been Google searching for news about mass shootings, and the administrators were worried.

They were, of course, tracking his Google searches on his school-issued laptop. It was a bit of surveillance that was at once totally routine and also totally extraordinary.


But in today’s world, the indulgence of a private curiosity feels like a luxury. To understand the impact of all this surveillance on students, I turned to Elizabeth Laird, who leads the Student Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology and recently co-wrote a report on the harms caused by school surveillance.

Laird previously worked at the Washington, D.C., Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Data Quality Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Read the conversation at The Markup.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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