The Sun reported this week that the Baltimore City Public School System has employed surveillance software to not only track student activity on school-issued laptops, but to identify children using search terms online that could indicate they’re considering hurting themselves or experiencing a mental health crisis that requires intervention. It certainly sounds like a noble aim. But the execution is problematic, to say the least.
Schools are tracking your kid’s activity online; it’s meant to help, but we fear it could do more harm than good
October 13, 2021