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|The implications of schools demanding access to student mobile devices|
|Posted by: Susan Einhorn|
|Summary: Schools are demanding the right to search smartphones and laptops in a bid to catch cyberbullying. What are the implications?
Principals in New Zealand are lobbying for a change in legislation that would allow schools to search mobile devices when students are on school property for evidence of cyberbullying.
The report indicates that as a way to change how schools deal with the ongoing issue of cyberbullying, principals want to shift from restorative justice to the suspension of bullies — with evidence gleaned from being able to legally access student’s mobile devices.
|Source: ZDNet (US) | Published: May 17th, 2012|
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