The increasing use of student surveillance and intrusion of school districts into students’ extra-curricular conduct should alarm us all. Whether it is a district surveilling students in their bedrooms via webcam, conducting random drug or locker searches, strip-searching students, lowering the standard for searching students to “reasonable suspicion” from “probable cause,” disciplining students for conduct outside of school hours, searching their cellphones and text messages, or allegedly forcing them to undergo pregnancy testing, student privacy is under increasing threat.
In this quote from the web site, Pogo Was Right, it’s laid out for us. The schools’ use of surveillance technology is on the rise and students will be conditioned to having it.
Wow, this generation has a rendezvous with destiny. And apparently that destiny is the destruction of their privacy throughout their lives. Gives you a patriotic feeling, doesn’t, … You know. Land of the free and all that.