Other Resources for Surveillance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

June 7, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.

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Webcams in Classrooms: How Far Is Too Far?

May 16, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Webcams in Classrooms: How Far Is Too Far?

The purpose of this article is to discuss why webcams in the classroom, one of the newest approaches to enhancing school security, do not provide an optimal level of safety and are not the best solution to end violence in schools. Webcams are an intrusion into the learning environment masquerading as a safety precaution. School administrators […]

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Video Surveillance Of Special Education Classrooms: Necessary Protections Of Vulnerable Students Or Intrusive Surveillance Of Select Student Populations?

May 15, 2017 | West’s Education Law Reporter

Video Surveillance Of Special Education Classrooms: Necessary Protections Of Vulnerable Students Or Intrusive Surveillance Of Select Student Populations?

This article proceeds as follows: Part I discusses the use of video surveillance as a means to minimize school violence and increase overall school safety in general education student settings. Part II discusses whether students with disabilities are more susceptible to abuse in school and related *577 case law on these issues. Part III provides […]

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Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

May 15, 2017 | University of Florida Levin College of Law

Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

This article presents data on school surveillance practices, including an original empirical analysis of restricted data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Paralleling other disturbing trends of inequality in our public school system, these results and other empirical analyses reveal that schools serving primarily students […]

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Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

Digital technologies used by marketers continue to evolve. Sophisticated and personalized, they help ensure that today’s children and adolescents are constantly connected and available to advertisers wherever they may roam. Moreover, because digital technologies enable extensive personalization, they amplify opportunities for marketers to take over not only public space but also individuals’ private space. In […]

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Protecting Our Students: The Need for Audiovisual Monitoring in Special Needs Classrooms

May 15, 2017 | Wayne Law Review

Protecting Our Students: The Need for Audiovisual Monitoring in Special Needs Classrooms

This article argues that audiovisual surveillance should be provided for special needs classrooms in the public school systems, and specifically, that this surveillance should fall under the umbrella of Act (IDEA). This Note will analyze this proposition by first examining IDEA itself as well as its legislative history and judicial interpretation. Next, specific cases seeking the installation of audiovisual monitoring of relief. Finally, […]

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