November 24, 2020

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A Life Time of Surveillance Starting in Schools

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Students are under surveillance 24/7.  After the shootings in so many schools from Columbine in 1999 to the Virginia Tech Shooting in 2007 to Sandy Hook Elementary and then the recent shooting at Reynolds High School makes us all worried about our children.  The result of this is tighter security controls within the schools themselves.   This is really necessary and I applaud the efforts; however, how far should we go.  Since the Columbine shootings, there has been a monumental change in the way students are monitored daily.  There is the massive amount of surveillance that has been imposed upon our children in schools.  This type of monitoring includes Physical security, Video Security, Social Media Surveillance, and Internet Censorship.  Some of these technologies even data mine students information.  This can cause other problems in the future making students more conditioned to the everyday invasion into their lives.  Even though  most of this may be necessary, what is next? Here is the full article for the specifics: Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance

Here is some information on Internet Surveillance: Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet

Here is some more information on Data Mining of Students: A day in the life of a data mined kid

Here is the audio of the Data Mining of Students

Here is some more information on Social Media Monitoring: California school district hires firm to monitor students’ social media

At some schools, ‘Big Brother’ is watching

Here is a Brochure from Cisco Systems on Physical Security in Schools this ties in with all the others:

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