Nonprofit Examines Privacy Impact of School Safety Tech

THE Journal: Privacy-focused nonprofit Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has taken to video to help schools and families understand the potential impact of monitoring tools districts might deploy in the name of safety.

According to "School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction," while technologies have made it easier for schools to monitor social media posts and flag situations where students need help, for example, they "may not always differentiate between slang and true threats, overwhelming administrators with false positives." Likewise, the monitoring may raise privacy concerns, "if there are not limits on who can see the information collected and how long schools can keep it."

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