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California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

The district in Glendale, California, is paying $40,500 to a firm to monitor and report on 14,000 middle and high school students' posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social media for one year.

Though critics liken the monitoring to government stalking, school officials and their contractor say the purpose is student safety.

Full Article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/14/us/california-schools-monitor-...

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I think the students should

I think the students should hire a firm to monitor teachers, administrators, and other school staff's social media.



Great lesson

The kids will have to learn to protect their privacy.

lol true

lol true