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redzone123
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cam25aus
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Should schools be allowed to monitor students online activity?

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Started: 3/2/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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redzone123

Con

I believe that schools should not be able to see what you do online. It is an invasion of a students privacy. They should have a right not to stalked online, whether by teachers or not. Students also have a right to free speech. They should be able to say what they want online without fear of being reprimanded by teachers who invade their privacy. If teachers have access to you online, you have zero online privacy, which is not a good thing.
cam25aus

Pro

They need to be monitoring these things because kids can get on to do "work" and can watch videos (on sites the school allows) play games, and other things. These are good ideas because different people can go to other websites and not be focused.
Debate Round No. 1
redzone123

Con

Some students might play games online, but most would do the right thing. But if you monitor to see what they do instead of study, you end up invading their privacy.
cam25aus

Pro

It's not invading privacy. They only should be doing work. Not texting a boyfriend/girlfriend, not playing games, and other things. All they want you to do in school is to work, and have fun while being on task. Not completely skipping the tasks.
Debate Round No. 2
redzone123

Con

I know it is not an invasion of privacy inside of schools, but outside of schools it is a complete privacy invasion. When you leave school, your online activities should become private. When you leave school, you should have complete privacy. Schools have no right to invade your privacy outside of school.
cam25aus

Pro

I'm not talking about outside of schools. If they don't study or do work outside of school, that's the students fault. I'm talking about inside of school. When they need to be doing their work at that moment and not doing anything off of the websites/materials that they are using their phones for.
Debate Round No. 3
redzone123

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redzone123 forfeited this round.
cam25aus

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cam25aus forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by redzone123 1 year ago
redzone123
Actually, Ceaser, YOU can can be reprimanded. Learn to spell before you argue.
Posted by EccentricSenator314 1 year ago
EccentricSenator314
Students as minors, have limited Rights, the Right to Free Speech is one of the few Rights they enjoy to the extent of adults (Hate speech isn't protected by anybody, curse words are the only plausible exception. They still have a Right to forment their own ideals and uphold/discuss dissenting/unpopular opinions). With that being said, it depends on whether they're connected to the school's Wi-Fi or using district computers. Context is sorely lacking here. Kids should be conducting school work on school computers or with school Internet. In that case there's no Right To Privacy, the kid in question is just mad that he got in trouble. Now there's a reason educational institutions are granted privileged access to the superior speeds of Internet2, with that being said it's imperative not to allow black hat hackers to obtain such privileged access (Literally, only God knows what kind of DDoS attack Anonymous could pull off with such speeds. Whether the effects of such a sophisticated attack (And who, or what, they hurt...) are good or bad is in the eye of the beholder, but my point remains valid that such access and power, in the wrong hands has the potential to be quite devestating indeed... Now, should teachers 'monitor' their students, like what they put on Instagram, what they say on Facebook, etc., after the bell rings!!??? (Aaaand when he/she dismisses you from class!!! Oh God, I remember!!!!!) Like, if all interactions take place, or so it seems, outside of school, should the teacher monitor them!!??? GOD no!!!!! For 1 this isn't Russia or China, for 2 it could encourage students and teachers to 'interact' outside of the classroom, and for 3, that actually IS a violation of their Right To Privacy!!!!!
Posted by diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid 1 year ago
diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid
If you use the school wi-fi, heck yea. You're on their network. Your privacy goes bye bye because they own it.

Want to be "private" turn off wi-fi and use your data plan. Then only your cell provider knows. Unless parents check the bill... Your call.
Posted by Ceaser_6.0 1 year ago
Ceaser_6.0
Free speech means no one can shut you up. but you can be reprimended
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