May 292015
 
 May 29, 2015  U.S., Youth & Schools

From the it’s-for-the-kids dept.:

Daniel Dahm reports:

The Orange County school district is now monitoring students’ social media messages in an effort to curb cyberbullying, crime on campus and suicide.

Orange County Public Schools announced Thursday that it has acquired software to monitor social media “to proactively prevent, intervene and (watch) situations that may impact students and staff.”  The district has obtained an annual license with SnapTrends, software that monitors Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

The district said it plans to use the software to conduct routine monitoring for the purposes of prevention or early intervention of potential issues in which students or staff could be at risk to themselves or to others.

Read more on ClickOrlando.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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