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Surveillance in schools: a spreading epidemic?

The Guardian's John Harris reports that surveillance of schoolchildren in the United States is on the rise. He cites numerous examples to demonstrate that schools are becoming more and more like prisons, to the detriment of children and our society. Many people wonder how social media applications like Facebook are affecting the way in which youth view privacy in the digital age. But another concern is direct government surveillance. If young people are reared in schools where surveillance is ubiquitous, what does that teach them about their right to privacy in the 21st century? 

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