Feb 282021
 February 28, 2021  Posted by  Youth & Schools

Louis C. Hochman reports: Montclair public schools are piloting a tool that would let teachers monitor students’ online activities, message students and even close students’ browser tabs when logged into their district accounts. The initiative is prompted by staff recommendations, and a need to keep students safe online, schools Superintendent [Read More…]

Feb 232021
 February 23, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Will Romano reports: On a campus where the majority of classes are held online, Canvas and its embedded video-sharing platforms Zoom and BBCollaborate Ultra have become the primary form of communication between students and professors. While these platforms are the leading way to create an online learning community, they share with [Read More…]

Feb 222021
 February 22, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, U.S., Youth & Schools

Alyse Stanley reports: It’s hard to believe that almost a year into the pandemic pushing everything virtual, there are people still struggling to get the hang of Zoom. And yet here we are. All members of a northern California school board have resigned after being caught deriding parents in a profanity-laden Zoom meeting [Read More…]

Feb 202021
 February 20, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Scott Ikeda reports: In response to the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the government of Singapore is rolling out an initiative that aims to ensure all secondary school students in the country have a computer for home learning. However, these student computers will come packed with [Read More…]