I hope the teachers at my sons school do this very thing. He has no privacy in
my house either as I look though his phone and computer at will. It's called
parenting and protecting. At 15, he needs guidance. Futhermore, I agree that
he has no business being on his phone/internet at school, that's why his device
is on lock during those hours. Our kids need help, there is too much
"freedom" for them at this tender age. I know, not the politically
correct feelings -- but administrators go ahead if it's my kid.....he shouldn't
have anything to hide, and if he does, I want to know about it.
All you people griping about student rights need to read up on the laws
governing public schools.The US Bill of Rights does not hold sway
inside schools.Freedom of Expression, restricted.Right
to Assemble, banned.Protection from unreasonable searches/seizures,
revoked.All in the name of "security".A public
school is just like a prison. If the administrators want to search anyone or
anything that comes onto the property, they can.
This sounds like Saudi Arabia! Search my kid's personal property??? If you
have probable cause, call the police! Otherwise, call me. As for phones:
Phone access of the internet is not on the school's network. There is ZERO
reason for the school to access private data on a students phone. That is the
parents job unless the activity is illegal, and the parents' job if the activity
No one to blame here but the parents.Have a little control over your
Re: scambuster | 10:05 a.m. March 20, 2011I'm an ultra far right
conservative (I don't say radical - I leave the radical stuff up to the crazy
liberals), but I completely disagree with this policy. Students should expect a
right to privacy with any item they own. The only case I can see where a teacher
should be able to confiscate it is when the teacher has first-hand knowledge of
some inappropriate activity (i.e. they SEE an actual offense).Get a
grip and stop your hate-mongering.
Re: scambuster | 10:05 a.m. March 20, 2011 When it comes to sexting
and other types of inappropriate cell phone use the school district has every
right to set standards and enforce them.You don't have to be a
"ultra far right radical" to set appropriate standards of conduct.
"It's your phone. You have the rights."Um - not really.
If you are using a device outside of the privacy of your home, you really don't
have any guarantees of privacy - acting and talking in public make your actions
Teach your kids to be decent, honest, kids, and not little criminals, then there
would be not need for such measures. The truth is, kids are doing things they
should not be on those phones, and electronic devices. Kids bring things like
knives and drugs to school. Parents want the school to be safe, but will never
admit it might be their kids causing the problem. Everyday parents refuse to
admit where the problem lies, because they know that that always points back to
them. The apple rarely falls far from the tree. Parents refuse to have their
kids drug tested, because they know the kid is dirty. Someone has got to be
brave enough to say, ya, test my kid, and if he is dirty, charge him. Most
parents want to protect their kids from consequences. All we get from that is a
bunch of entitled liberals.
This is what happens when you elect ultra far right radicals to the ASD school
board. The Tea Party has some interesting things in store for us.
Ban the phones and electronic devices from inside the school. If the
administrators want to check cars, get ahold of a law enforcement and get a
search warrant. Quit trying to play God, you are just teachers.