Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014  Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Kelly Gorrigan reports:

Parents and students weighed in Thursday on a recent decision by Glendale school officials to continue monitoring students’ public social media posts this school year.

Throughout last school year, the Hermosa Beach-based company Geo Listening sent Glendale Unified emails whenever students’ posts were related to bullying, suicide, vandalism or drug use, among other topics.

Officials said they were able to make early interventions with students using many of the 1,400 postings that raised red flags in Geo Listening’s reports. In other cases, students’ posts were only attempts to be funny.

Still, the yearlong success of the program led the Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday to spend $40,500 for Geo Listening to continue monitoring students’ posts.

Read more on Center for Digital Education.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for the link.

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