Feb. 20th, 2010

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When I first read this story two days ago, I'd wanted to comment. I wanted to discuss it here, but knew that I needed some time to distance myself and be able to speak about it without simply fuming about how angry I was (the white hot anger with the flames shooting from the side of my head).

The Robbins family are suing the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania after their son's school remotely accessed the webcam in his district-issued laptop. Let me explain that- his school district, like many, have a laptop for students program- where laptops are issued to the students and parents typically sign a liability waver. With these laptops, students can use specific software to complete assignments and so on.

The school activated the webcam, and based on what they saw the student doing at home, brought him in to discuss his inappropriate behavior.

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