Monitoring software spreads through US schools


A new report finds that monitoring software is in wide use in US K-12 schools, and that teachers, parents, and students generally believe the benefits outweigh the risks while still expressing some privacy and equity concerns. The authors recommend transparency, data minimisation, and mitigation of inequitable results stemming from this monitoring. The authors also recommend that schools should retain control of the data and build capacity within the school system and surrounding communities as an alternative to monitoring software. 

Article: Monitoring software spreads through US schools

Publication: Center for Democracy and Technology

Writer: CDT