In today's school system, there have been uproars about the student's privacy and safety at the schoolhouse. Some parents feel that their child's safety is more important because of the rules that the school has set forth to maintain a safe environment. Others feel that their child's privacy should be taken seriously because they should be treated more like an adult. In recent news, there has been concerns about the student's safety that cause some to get injured or killed; while, student's privacy has cause the police to get involved. The school system should be concerned as well as, aware about the student’s privacy and safety at their prospective school.
Should authorities search people’s phones and posts? Authorities should not be able to search through private posts and information or authorities should be able to view posts and information.
“... helped a student who was talking on social media about ‘ending his life’ … ‘It’s just another avenue to open up a dialogue with parents about safety’” (Wallace). Monitor students really helpful sometimes, it help stopped these things before it actually happen, people are going to be sorry from now on if they don’t allow schools to watch over the students that really need to be watch. “Federal appeals court backed school officials in suspension of a high school student… threatened his classmates with violence on Myspace…” (Wallace). Just focus on the students who are being bullied to the point where they want to commit suicide is not enough, they also have to focus on the bullies that make everything happen. If schools don’t watch the bullies they just going to find another victim to bully now that the other victim is on the school’s watch. In my opinion, the author, Kelly Wallace, is right about permitting schools to monitor student’s posts off-campus because there could be less bullies since nobody would dare to bully another person ever again. Plus it will prevent victims from committing
It cannot be disputed that schools often have to place the privacy of one student, below the overall need to secure the safety of a student body as a whole. If students know that their belongings can be searched, it will discourage them from committing illegal activities at school.
Ever since the first school shooting, a lot of people have changed their beliefs on this subject. I was in eighth grade when the shooting at Columbine High School took place. Before that shooting, I never would have considered something like that happening. Now, it is seventeen years later and school shootings almost seem like an everyday thing. That is sad, but it is true. This is why I believe a student should not have a high expectation of privacy while at school. The law used to be more lenient, but these circumstances have changed that. Right after Columbine, a lot of states had a zero tolerance law. According to the Center for Public Education site, this law said that if a student was caught with contraband they were given a strict punishment, no matter what the circumstance was. The laws have changed some over the last few years, and are not quite as strict as that. The schools still have to ensure that every student is safe, though. It is common for schools to have metal detectors or bring in dogs on a regular basis. Once they have a reason to suspect a student, they have the right to search their belongings. I believe this is well within their rights as administrators who are trying to protect the school as a whole. I realize that students may feel violated, I have been there. It was always an inconvenience to have to sit outside the hallways while the dogs searched each room. I never felt like it was wrong when they did find something though. So many students would bring large amounts of drugs, guns and knives to school. If it weren’t for the measures that the school took they would just be walking around with these items. I hope these laws never change, and my kids have the same protection that I did. I would hate to imagine my child going to school with guns and drugs within an arm’s reach. I believe the issue of student’s privacy is one that many people can agree with each other on.
I personally think that students should be able to have their own privacy and they shouldn’t be watched by the school district. I think this because as a teenager i don’t like being monitored by my parents when it comes to doing things on my social media accounts. I wouldn’t like it if my mother watched what i posted on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. because it would be an invasion of privacy. I think it is an invasion of privacy because everybody should already know what is right from wrong and they should know that certain words you say to someone
I think that students’ expectations of privacy while in school are guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which states that people have the right to be secure in their persons, property, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures (Siegel & Welsh, 2014). The schools must create and maintain a safe environment for students to learn. I feel that as long as the school provides safety and education then their policies should reflect. If searching the students’ property before they enter school grounds is necessary to ensure safety that is a reasonable search. Reasonable searches must be fair and impartial to all students no matter their race, ethnicity or gender. An example of an unreasonable search would be if
Should officials be able to look through your private devices?They should only be able to look through your private devices, only if it was needed or urgent.Officials shouldn’t be able to search through your private device?
Parents all over the world want to feel safe letting their kids go to school to get a good education. In the past schools were not like the ones we attend today, campuses would be open and students were disciplined way more for bad behavior. Just recently “a former student fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on
Schools are having to update their code of conduct because of new circumstances that the schools face. Schools have to consider every aspect, otherwise the schools may find themselves being sued by the student’s parents. Bullying and harassment has increased throughout the years. Not only that, but it has become more severe. Teenagers have committed suicide because of this. There used to only be bullying face-to-face. However, because of technology and social media, bullies are now able to bully and harass others without having to be next to the person. Schools used to not have any control of what happened to students outside of school, but because of many furious parents suing schools for not doing anything, these schools have to consider
Because of this, citizens are forced to choose between new technology and keeping personal information private. The many appeals and cases brought to court surrounding this issue center around the U.S. Constitution, more specifically, the fourth amendment. The Fourth Amendment states, "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall be issued” (Constitution). Whether a search is considered reasonable in the eyes of the law is determined by looking at and balancing two interests. On the side of the citizens, the determination is based off of an intrusion on a person’s fourth amendment
Should officials be able to look through private device's? Officials shouldn’t be allowed to use information they obtained from devices or networks because it is an invasion of privacy and unconstitutional. But, if you do allow officials to use evidence from devices, they can protect the community much more efficient.
"According to statistics, they say about 4,400 deaths a year are caused from cyberbullying. It is often talked about if the federal government and schools should be allowed to monitor the emails and social media accounts of students. I believe that they should be allowed to monitor us students and here's why. I have come up with three reasons that support my opinion. First, it could stop someone from depression or self harm, they could stop other situations/issues, and students are abusing their privilege of amendment 1.
Schools need to maintain a disciplined and safe learning environment. There are many disciplinary actions that are in use today and although some can disagree about the amount of discipline that is best for maturing children, it is reasonable to be in agreement that a positive learning environment begins with physical and emotional safety. School safety includes a broad range of matters, including, fighting, bullying, drugs, alcohol, weapons, and etc. Many schools use varying methods in an effort to maintain school safety. Some schools limit school access and require all visitors to sign in. Physical surveillance is another common method of addressing school safety issues along with use of staff and student identification. Among all these
The line between public safety and the continuation of a high standard of privacy for all is a razor thin line; the United States government itself straddles it every day. Such is one very serious complication that the administrators and security forces of Coppell High School face: it is in the best interest of the administrators to prevent drug usage in the school as to stop the spread of any conflict (namely any characteristically delinquent behaviors such as interpersonal violence and school dropout) that they could potentially cause. However, it is also imperative to maintain some level of privacy so that students do not lash out against the administrators and school-wide morale remains fairly high. Numerous students and other relevant