Schools monitor students with laptop webcams

Boing Boing reports “how schools monitor their students with laptop webcams. US broadcasting service, PBS, published a documentary entitled "How Google saved a school" – contains a segment from Assistant Principal Dan Ackerman at Intermediate School 339 Bronx, NY. Ackerman describes how he can enable webcams remotely and check what applications and websites are being […]

Boing Boing reports “how schools monitor their students with laptop webcams. US broadcasting service, PBS, published a documentary entitled "How Google saved a school" – contains a segment from Assistant Principal Dan Ackerman at Intermediate School 339 Bronx, NY. Ackerman describes how he can enable webcams remotely and check what applications and websites are being visited by students. It seems the children in this particular school are aware teachers can remotely monitor them but it's not clear if they are aware of when this monitoring takes place. Regardless, the video raises some concerns over the technology and whether it's a violation of the students privacy.”