February 22nd, 2010
03:27 PM ET

Video: Parents sue over spy computers

Fredricka Whitfield | BIO

A controversy over school computers that spy on kids when they're home has Fredrica Whitfield asking legal guestions.

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  1. Tim Gibson

    This school district cannot in all honesty say they stand for the protection of the rights of students in relation to privacy when they in fact illegally used these laptops to spy on students in their own homes. This is a balant invasion upon the lives of students and parents within the district and this school.

    The possibility of what could have been witnessed in ones own home upon all members of the family are limit-less and there is no excuse for this type behavior. Not from our schools and not from our government.

    As well, the freedom of speech through facebook or any other online service, cannot be stomped on by any member of the school when a student gives voice to personal opinion.

    Schools fall far short in what their purpose is, education. Yet, it appears they now turn to a personal agenda of their own for unknown purposes.

    Yet, on the case of doodling. Yes, this student should be responsible for that behavior, but handcuffs. Come on, give me a break.

    February 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  2. Ryan Blesse

    You can't tell me that the school actually felt that spying on a teenager at his home was within their constitutional rights. I'm sorry, but that's really messed up. I understand that the computers belong to the school, but they had no reason (to our knowledge) to be spying on this teenager to see what he was up to.

    February 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm |