Oct 272019
 
 October 27, 2019  Posted by  Online, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Aimee Breaux reports:

Iowa City Community School District has secured federal funding to monitor students’ social media accounts for possible warning signs that students might harm themselves or peers.

A portion of the $187,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice is earmarked to contract a company to scan social media posts of students in the district. The district received the grant from the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services Office as part of a district-wide push to improve safety across the school district.

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