Schools ‘spy’ on students to save lives

Schools across North Texas have been dishing out electronic devices to students as young as kindergarten. It’s a way to keep students connected to the campus in cases of remote learning. Parents know they have to watch where their kids are going on the internet, but do you know someone else is watching too?

Having teenagers, even pre-teens, means you’re often in the dark, about what’s on their minds. Demetra and Jason, parents of a Frisco ISD student, were able to learn a lot about their daughter thanks to the school counselors, and what they saw on the her computer.

“They got an alert from my daughter’s computer that they had been looking at key phrases like ‘kill myself suicide’ anything along the lines of self-harm,” said Jason.

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