I ask this question because I recently read an article about a California school district who recently hired a firm to essentially spy on the social media accounts of their students due in part to the rise in cyber bullying and the suicide of two students last year.
As extremely heartbreaking, life altering, and unconscionable bullying is, I do not feel the school district should take this route to handle the issues the schools have with bullying. Instead, this responsibility should fall to the parents. Parental involvement in any school is essential in order to handle issues that may arise.
In my opinion, no school district should be 'spying' on their students. It is not their job to police what kids are doing on non-school related activities. A school district should be focusing their energy and efforts to instituting zero-tolerance policies, and most importantly getting the parents involved in their child's academic success from day one.
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