Schools And Surveillance
How to be a private public person as you’re figuring out how to be an adult.
Gaggle monitors the work and communications of almost 5 million students in the US, and schools are paying big money for its services. Hundreds of company documents unveil a sprawling surveillance industrial complex that targets kids who can’t opt out.
Schools are using a dragnet to scan social media for threats. They're finding a lot of jokes on Twitter.
As government bodies struggle to stop mass shootings at schools, districts are buying software to monitor teens’ social media. BuzzFeed News wants to know how students are affected.