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US Students’ Rights at Risk from Social Media Monitoring

Expand A student takes a moment to check her phone at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Chicago on Friday, June 8, 2018. © 2019 AP Photo/Martha Irvine School is out for the summer in the United States, but concerns about shootings and other violence on campus loom large. In response, some US school districts are turning to programs that monitor students’ social media activities for purported warning signs of violence. But these programs risk interfering excessively with children’s rights without proof that they are necessary or reliable in addressing the problems districts are trying to solve.…

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