Thursday, February 18, 2010

School Spies On Students Through Laptop’s Webcam


High School students have sued the Lower Merion School District in Philadelphia for spying on them using their laptops' built-in cameras


This is just stupid. Not to mention, illegal.

Lower Merion School District provided it’s high school students with laptops which – according to the students – were set up with a software that would enable the school administrators to spy on the students through the webcam installed in the laptop.

For some reason, the school authority thought this was a good idea. Obviously it’s too much to expect people to use common sense anymore, but I guess the school administrators don’t watch the tele or even read newspapers. Someone even with half a brain would be able to conclude that such a stunt can only lead to trouble.

Just in case you had any doubts about just how retarded the school administration is, check this out. A student is disciplined for “improper behaviour at home” (!!??). When the parents show up to school, the Vice Principal shows the parents a photograph taken using the webcam.

Me thinks the Vice Principal is suicidal and definitely needs some Prozac. In addition to a lot of slaps across the face.

Robbins v. Lower Merion School District (PDF)

2 Opinions:

Mathai said...

Improper behavior at home? WTF?? The principal needs to be locked up pronto!

L o r d R a j said...

I second that.