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Report – Hidden Harms: The Misleading Promise of Monitoring Students Online | Center for Democracy and Technology

Elizabeth Laird, Hugh Grant-Chapman, Cody Venzke, Hannah Quay-de la Vallee
August 4, 2022

Report – Hidden Harms: The Misleading Promise of Monitoring Students Online | Center for Democracy and Technology


August 4, 2022

The pressure on schools to keep students safe, especially to protect them physically and support their mental health, has never been greater. The mental health crisis, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and concerns about the increasing number of school shootings have led to questions about the role of technology in meeting these goals. From monitoring students’ public social media posts to tracking what they do in real-time on their devices, technology aimed at keeping students safe is growing in popularity. However, the harms that such technology inflicts are increasingly coming to light.

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Source: Report – Hidden Harms: The Misleading Promise of Monitoring Students Online – Center for Democracy and Technology