District's decision to monitor students raises privacy concerns

social-media-school-monitorA Southern California school district is trying to stop cyberbullying and a host of other teenage ills by monitoring the public posts students make on social media outlets in a program that has stirred debate about what privacy rights teenage students have when they fire up their smart phones.

Glendale Unified School District hired Geo Listening last year to track and monitor posts by its 14,000 or so middle and high school students. The district approached the Hermosa Beach-based company in hopes of...

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