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[ NNSquad ] Glendale school district to monitor students' social media posts

Glendale school district to monitor students' social media posts

http://j.mp/12NpuTs  (L.A. Times)

   "Glendale school officials have hired a company to monitor and analyze
    students' public social media posts, saying it will help them step in
    when students are in danger of harming themselves or others.  After
    collecting information from students' posts on such sites as Facebook,
    Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, the Hermosa Beach company, Geo
    Listening, will provide Glendale school officials with a daily report,
    the Glendale News-Press reported this week.  The report will
    categorize posts by their frequency and how they relate to
    cyber-bullying, harm, hate, despair, substance abuse, vandalism and
    truancy, according to the newspaper.  Glendale Unified, which piloted
    the service at Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools last
    year, will pay the company $40,500 to monitor posts made by about
    13,000 middle school and high school students at eight Glendale

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I suspect officials are going to learn what pseudonyms are all about.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
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