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PA Family files lawsuit against school for spying with school issued laptop...

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posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 11:27 PM
How many of you have children?
and how many of you have children who are issued laptops by their schools?

I really dont know how often this is done in schools today, but this isnt the first time Ive heard of school issued computers for children to take home and work on.

I suppose it was only a matter of time before things like this started happening......
but there is a Pennsylvania school that was recently found to be spying on, and taking pictures (through the laptops webcam) of one of its students, and the parents now have a lawsuit filed against them...

School Allegedly Spied On Kids In Their Homes

Web cams in laptops provided a school district with compromising photos of minors in their homes, a lawsuit claims.

A Pennsylvania family last week filed a lawsuit against the Lower Merion School District for spying on their child at home using a Web cam in a school-issued laptop.

The lawsuit, brought by Michael E. Robbins and Holly S. Robbins on behalf of their minor son Blake Robbins, alleges that the school district invaded their privacy and stolen private information in violation of various computer fraud and privacy laws.

The complaint claims that Lindy Matsko, assistant principal of Harriton High School, informed the Robbins' son that the School District believed he "was engaged in improper behavior in his home, and cited as evidence a photograph from the Web cam embedded in [his] personal laptop issued by the School District."

The complaint further states that Michael Robbins subsequently verified that the School District had the ability to remotely capture images using the Web cam at any time, without the knowledge or consent of the user.

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really, not surprising.. but still...

so .. as if it is not enough to spy on most every adult at most any given time of any given day on any street or workplace or business......

but now your children are spied on as well, and in your own homes!

Be safe , friends, and keep the children safe.
not only do we have to protect them from disgusting "people" who prey on them..
but now we have to protect them from the very people who are supposed to be "educating" them.

not cool.

love and blessings


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