Schools, Laptops, and Security?

The suit says Lower Merion School District officials can activate the webcams remotely without students' knowledge. The lawsuit alleges the cameras captured images of Harriton High School students and their families as they undressed and in other compromising situations.

Families learned of the alleged webcam images when an assistant principal spoke to a student about inappropriate behavior at home.


My sister in law works in this school district. I can't help but wonder who is really to blame here — super empowered IT groups or super empowered administrators? Either way I am disturbed and disgusted by this turn of events. In a second piece that I read, a girl is quoted as saying, "'Mom, I have that laptop open all the time in my bedroom, even when I'm changing."

I am appalled.

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