Mar 182011
 
 March 18, 2011  Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Keeping tabs on what children and teenagers are doing and saying is hard enough for parents — let alone school teachers and administrators.

But when it comes to maintaining a safe learning environment, school officials say they try to balance the privacy of individual students with the safety of all.

Currently, students at Alpine School District have “no expectation of privacy in association with the use of the Internet,” while they’re using school computers. That’s typical of districts statewide, but a new policy at Alpine would extend that provision to personal devices like cell phones and mp3 players that have Internet capabilities.

That means if a teacher or administrator thinks a student is doing something online that breaks school rules or the law, they’ll be able to look at the phone to verify.

Read more on Deseret News.

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