Educational Technology

June 23, 2019

School-Issued Devices Are Spying on Your Children

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The Chromebooks, iPADS, or other tech devices your child borrows from school each year are digital spies. They are intimately familiar with your child’s private information and browsing habits.  When most people think of digital surveillance, images of cameras come to mind. Digital surveillance is already in place at shopping malls, traffic lights and even classrooms where surveillance cameras monitor behavior. Surveillance is supposed to improve security and increase safety. School employees watch cameras in trouble spots like stairwells, halls, and common areas. Surveillance systems then store images in the cloud. If administrators need to determine who vandalized school property or engaged in a fight, the documentation is available. Some surveillance practices, however, violate the privacy of students.

Share on Facebook

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress