Glendale (Calif.) Schools to monitor students on social media

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Glendale public educators are starting the new academic year off with the expansion of a program that monitors student activity on social media sites, school district official said Tuesday.

Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.

“The end goal is always student safety,” Superintendent Richard Sheehan said.

Social media posts related to potential harm to students — whether from themselves or others — or to bullying or “inappropriate sexting” will be examined, Sheehan said.

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