Spying on teenagers? Not pervy if school does it...

#Computers

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010 11:50 by capnasty NEWS

The proud boast of Lower Merrion School District in Philadelphia is that it gives every one of their 1,800 high-schoolers laptop computers, to "ensure that all students have 24/7 access to school-based resources." The catch--which isn't even mentioned in the small print--is that whilst pupils are watching their laptops, their school may be watching them. This rather sinister twist to the tale came to light when the parents of student Blake Robbins were told by an official of Harriton High School last November that their son had been involved in "improper behavior in his home."

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