Secret Agent X23: In another recent incident, a student posted a photo of what appeared to be a gun, and a subsequent inquiry determined the gun was fake, Sheehan said. Still, school administrators spoke with the parents of the student, who wasn't disciplined, the superintendent said."We had to educate the student on the dangers" of posting such photos, Sheehan said. "He was a good kid. ... It had a good ending."That's right. You heard right. Tax dollars in this school district are being spent to educate youngsters on the dangers of posting pictures of fake guns on Facebook.Those dangers, of course, being that they may end up having to deal with hysterical adults who think that pictures of fake guns are somehow dangerous.Well, to be fair, I don't really know. Maybe they are. Maybe they could put someone's eye out. I mean, this recent incident had "a good ending," but the next one... who knows what could happen?
olddeegee: Since they're under 18 and the monitoring is being done at the school's behest, I'm not sure that their Constitutional rights exist yet. The parents, though, may have a complaint since this is also an intrusion into THEIR rights. If my kid's under 18 and you're monitoring him, you're actually monitoring me.
scottydoesntknow: digitalrain: Any constitutional law buffs out there want to weigh in? Isn't this an invasion of privacy? Or do they get a pass because theposts are already public?If it's open and accessible to the public, then it's open season for them to read it. Now if you set your privacy to not show anything, I don't believe they can force you to show your page or accept a friend request from the Facebook Hall Monitors.
Kahabut: How I feel about this comes down to three things.1)What happens when your profile is private?2) To what degree are they storing this information, and for how long?3) Are the administrators going to use it to harass kids that are not breaking any school rules at school?
Peepeye: Barfmaker: This is something you can get paid to do? Because it's kinda brilliant...Oh, and Orwell something something fear terrible privacy unfair.I think that sounds like a horrible job. I would only last a week, tops.
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