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More Schools Tracking the Social Media Use of Students

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More Schools Tracking the Social Media Use of Students

According to the article below, an increasing number of school districts are turning to outside companies, like SnapTrends, to monitor the social media activities of students.  These companies, through sophisticated software, comb the public social media posts of students looking for keywords that relate to cyberbullying, suicide threats or criminal activity.  Upon discovering something substantial, the company flags the post and alerts the school.

Washington Post: Schools are helping police spy on kids’ social media activity

 

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