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Teachers say student monitoring software more often flags for discipline issues

August 3, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Education leaders and technology experts have been trying to find better practices for monitoring student online activity to prevent acts of violence while limiting unnecessary surveillance. More needs to be done to eliminate the harms, CDT said in a report about the survey results.

The survey also raised concerns about student monitoring activity leading to students of color being disproportionately disciplined, as well as the sexual identity of students being disclosed without their consent. For example, 48% of Black students and 55% of Hispanic students reported that they or another student at their school got disciplined as a result of student online monitoring, compared to 41% of White students.

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