Skip to comments.Big Brother? Feds Order Schools to Monitor Kids Facebook Posts & Lunchtime Chatter
Posted on 03/16/2011 7:31:43 AM PDT by surfer
Department of Education (DOE) officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students.
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Let's hope so.
training them to accept 100% monitoring and reporting?
Some teenagers go way over the line on Facebook threatening other kids. It’s no wonder people feel the need to homeschool. Facebook should monitor these threats.
We are not the land of the free anymore. And the fact that we sit back and take it, tells me that we are not the home of the brave either.
How does Facebook monitor such threats without monitoring all communication?
Well the schools, teacher, principals are definitely going to be needing more money if we expect them to spy on the kids 24/7. Be prepared for some new funding mandate!
Parents should monitor their childrens' Facebook activities.
Not the government.
birds of the same feather...
When will the government install TV monitors in every room of your house? Things seem to be heading that way!
Don’t use it
Send your notes with a messenger on a camel
Every time I hear about a new initiative, it is always utterly totalitarian, oppressive, jackboot-trampling-face stuff, these days.
Within months, the effort will be underway to monitor and punish incorrect thoughts online for ALL drones (aka citizens).
"...Following the discovery of harassment, officials may have to require mandatory training of students and their families"
Hey 'officials': Come to MY house, and I will teach you why you might not want to try to bully ME....so pack a lunch and make sure your policies are paid up.
Kids below the required age for facebook registration lying about their ages to get an account then misusing it?
Who’d have thought that would happen?
The schools monitoring kids? WHERE ARE THE PARENTS??????
Progressives only want parents to birth children; the libs will take it from there.
Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Making schools safe?
Be prepared because there isn't a single aspect of any federal law, rule, regulation, impact or funding tie that isn't already in the cue for implementation...health care, food “safety, land use, bullying, civil “rights” i.e. gay marriage, etc. etc.
You have only seen a precursor of much much to follow (it's in the works)....
Released lockstep over the next two years and most likely six.
The Big Boo
A whole lot of folks use an alias on Facebook. The only people who know are the person's friends. They need to give it up.
How about monitoring the teachers’ facebook posts? I know of one Wisconsin teacher who encouraged her students to walk out of school in support of them against the taxpayers and Governor of Wisconsin.
They’re gonna have to kill me.
There is a way for you to report abuse on Facebook, as there is on FR. I've actually done that on FB when I witnessed over the top, abusive comments. Nothing was done. Facebook is making billions and needs to hire hundreds or thousands of monitors who will follow up on threats.
Close the accounts of people making threats.
I always thought it should be the parents that monitored the facebook posts.
I can see monitoring lunchtime chatter at a school.
I know lots of parents that have allowed their kids to do this. These are parents of homeschooled kids and other kids at my church.
I know the parents know the kids have accounts because they post there.
I would not let my kids get an account until they were 13, and then I monitor it closely. I’m friends with my twin daughters and I know one of their passwords. My 16 yr old son had me as a friend for awhile, but he defriended me. However, I’m friends with lots of his friends, and he routinely leaves himself logged into facebook. It’s easy to see what he and his friends are up to.
...out marching in Wisconsin.
I would think illegal threats could be taken directly to law enforcement?
Actually that's not how it will happen. On a farm when you slaughter an animal you take it away from the herd to a place where the others won't smell the blood, etc.
The rope will tighten and those who squawk will be quietly moved aside so that the sheep are not disturbed. The proper PC term for this now days is that you will “receive counseling”. And if that doesn't work “further treatment”.
Killing you will not serve their purpose as well as you being able to “reintegrate” with the new order.
Remember, they are your friends who want to see you get back to “normal”.
The Big Boo
Facebook will not take this whole topic seriously until they're sued for millions...IMO
Montessori to the max: If the child insisted on being so mirthful,
he would stay in the courtyard till his mood darkened.
Time to impeach...
My son does not have Facebook but he does have politically lively conversations during lunchtime... I guess the school should be calling anytime now.
How about monitoring the bullying that goes on day after day toward Sarah Palin?
No, I mean by the threatened. I would think that for anything reaching that bar, Facebook would cooperate with a request/demand from the authorities.
Not every parent knows what’s going on in their teenagers’ lives. My brother doesn’t go on FB and doesn’t know the trash his daughter posts there.
A lot of parents won’t go to FB to complain when their kids are being threatened because their kids don’t tell them.
Parents need to tell their kids “If the teacher asks if you have a FaceBook account, tell them NO!”
I just think that’s got to be a parental question, then.
FB requires you to state that you are 13 to sign up—which I believe is the law, though I understand lots of parents let their younger kids lie to join.
What’s next? Is the owner of the local pizza joint going to be required to eavesdrop on teens’ discussions when they’re having their slice after school?
Socialism needs a Stasi, that’s the only way it even has the appearance of working. America voted this in, and we’re paying for it. Enjoy.
Yup.. 99% of this spying garbage can be headed off with flat out lying.
They want to teach our kids to accept being spied on 24/7, fine.. we will teach kids to distrust and LIE to anyone trying to invade their privacy and spy on them without the slightest bit of remorse.
This extends to other forms as well including Twitter, and mobile phones.
If a student is reported then the student, family and potentially the entire community may be forced to attend re-education.
After I tried to talk to my clueless brother about the trash his 17 yr old daughter was posting on FB, she blocked me. I’ve never been able to view her posts since.
This is a girl who is sweet and polite at family gatherings. I had no way of knowing that when talking to her friends on FB, she has an obscene mouth and is obsessed with guys.
After reading her vile rants,
I’m realizing I had no clue what what was going on in her head.
There are too many parents out there who do not go on FB and are totally clueless.
If you posted threats and vile swear works on Free Republic, you’d be suspended. Not on Facebook...
So you’re asking Facebook to stop a 17yo from making an idiot of herself?
I give up...
“Facebook should monitor these threats.”
I agree, and report them directly to the White House, so they can send in Obama’s proposed Civilian Army to put their boots on our necks, after they find out WHOSE ASS TO KICK.
See post #44
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This is so outrageous, that it needs the publicity.
It certainly is an outrage.
I don’t see you posting threats here on Free Republic because you know you’ll be suspended. FR wouldn’t put up with any of the abusive behavior that goes on in Facebook.
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