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Students Dislike Tracking System

STUDENT PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

May 9, 2013

Stuff.co.nz reports on students’ concerns over a school administration system that allows staff to access student records to monitor attendance and grade results, among other details. Many schools have recently set up portal systems to give parents access to such data. School administrators say the system is essential to get parents involved, but students are concerned about their privacy, the report states. One student described the system as making her “uncomfortable,” but one principal said students’ privacy is still protected. Parents don’t know if their child visits the nurse or sees a counselor, for example.
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