Skip to comments.Schools are cracking down on apps that let parents listen in on students
Posted on 04/17/2019 6:11:28 AM PDT by bgill
Parents have been using apps and GPS devices to keep track of their kids for years, but now a local school district wants to prohibit parents from using one feature while their students are in school. Lake Travis ISD's board will vote Wednesday on a policy change to prevent parents from using devices to listen in to their kids while they're at school. It's a legal issue, the district told KXAN. Parents who are discreetly listening in to their kids might also be listening in on other children, and in addition to raising privacy concerns, the practice could violate federal wiretapping laws, said Amber King, LTISD's legal counsel. The language in the proposed policy change would require parents to get permission from the district before sending kids to school with devices that allow them to listen in, and it would prohibit them from using that function while their students are on campus or at a school-sponsored event.
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What's next? Can't use the apps at the mall, at the grocery store, while filling your tank at the gas station? Does this also mean you can't use them at a football game or field trip? Can't check on your kid when he's supposed to be waiting around on campus for an after school activity to begin instead of going off somewhere else? School Nazis.
But then it's weird to constantly check on your kids.
As they say...If you don’t have anything to hide.
“But then it’s weird to constantly check on your kids.”
It can be, yes. Unless you kid is turning your world upside down by constantly getting in trouble with the school (or worse) with the law. Then I can understand kids being on a shorter leash.
Every classroom should have a video camera whereby parents may monitor the instruction. Public schools.
The school doesn’t want you to hear how your children are taught government garbage or how utterly stupid the teachers are, or how emotionally abusive the teachers are.
maybe it's not the kids you're concerned about but the gender role transformation class they're required to take. OR the anti-American History class.
In all seriousness, this does bring up privacy issues. Since the parent can’t control where the phone goes, they could find themselves listening in on “non-public” conversations of others. Basically, their kid becomes like “the snitch wearing a wire” wherever they go. The other bad thing is that it conditions the young to psychologically accept constant surveillance when they become adults.
I’m not decided on this issue yet.
But yeah. If I had school aged kids today, they would be home schooled. Public school is a 19th century paradigm that outlived its usefulness in the early 21st.
Smells like the schools don’t want parents to know what’s going on inside them. This from uber liberal Austin, TX.
Maybe these folks should get a clue and sue Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google, and all the other companies which listen in on everything around devices which have those websites in use.
They also might be listening in on the crap the school is indoctrination their kids with. That is what the district doesn't like.
They’re lying. They’re not afraid of eavesdropping on other kids. They’re afraid parents might find out what the teachers themselves are saying to the kids.
Exactly! Hit the nail squarely on the head.
Translation: “We don’t want no stinkin’ parents listening to the cr*p that we’re teaching their children.”
NEA = No Education Applicable
The Progressive Agenda Cancer continues to consume the Republic.
Satan will tolerate NO interruptions!
“Parents who are discreetly listening in to their kids might also be listening in on other children, and in addition to raising privacy concerns,”
Nonsense. They simply don’t want parents to be able to hear what is being used to indoctrinate their little darlings.
BS. The district doesn't want parents knowing what they're teaching the kids.
Exactly. Notice it’s Austin.
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