According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when the Robbins's child was disciplined for "improper behavior in his home" and the Vice Principal used a photo taken by the webcam as evidence. The suit is a class action, brought on behalf of all students issued with these machines.
Is this about as creepy as it comes? School officials spying on your child and family?
Answer by Sisteract at 3:09 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
BIG BROTHER, not that far off. I'm sure someone will come and defend the school's behavior.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
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Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 2:15 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
Answer by rahrahsmama at 2:16 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
Can you imagine how many teenagers have the laptops in their bedroom while they are dressing and undressing? Who would ever suspect they were being spied upon by the school administrators?
Answer by mancosmomma at 2:21 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
Answer by SylviaNCali at 2:22 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
Answer by diospira at 2:58 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
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