After schools on the west coast started monitoring students’ social media posts and comments; many opinions have come up. Many students feel that their privacy has been invaded and that their rights to freedom of speech have been taken away. For starters students didn’t even find out through the school that their social statues were going to be monitored by a third party company. Rumors came up around school that the school might be watching over them, but it wasn’t confirmed by administration.
I believe if a school feels the need to monitor the students they should at least inform the students or even make them sign an agreement to let them snoop through the online media sites. A school district in California paid Geo Listening $40,500 to patrol their students’ sites and monitor for signs of bullying or self-harm. Which is absolutely ridiculous, that a school spent that much money on something they can’t even prove its helped in any form.
Cite this Social Media Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring. (2016, Jun 25). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/social-media-monitoring/