What right does a Vice P. have to discipline someone for something that they did in THEIR OWN HOME? Not to mention all the privacy laws that are being broken. The people responsible for this better get jailed for a long time. Throw in child porn charges while you're at it 'cause for all we know, they were watching them while they changed in their rooms.
It does not matter what the student does in his spare time that isn't the point would you parents be comfortable with your employers spying on you during your intimate time no is your answer. Schools need to learn what goes on at home and on the street stays there till the student or parent makes the decision to make it so.
I understand the purpose of surveillance software on school computers. Ever been in a school computer lab? Kids are usually not on-task (playing Flash games, or what-have-you).
That being said, there is no need for software that remotely accesses the audio/visual equipment in the computer and no need for the software to be used out of school. I wholly support the plaintiff in this case and I hope it sets a precedent for schools everywhere.
Marcus, could you do a follow-up whenever this gets settled? Thanks.
[citation][nom]thedreadfather[/nom]Marcus, could you do a follow-up whenever this gets settled? Thanks.[/citation]
You bet. I'm a little skeptical of this whole situation, so I'll definitely keep tabs on it.
the school has complete right to observe student actions in school, however it doesn't make any sense for the school to moniter things that happen outside school and outside the computer. it violates the privacy of the students and is unacceptable.