Mom Racheal French recently posted on Twitter, “My daughter’s school released a new cell phone policy that includes, “School officials can read any text messages between students, even if the texts occurred outside of school hours. Nopity nope nope.”
She also posted, “Me to my daughter: “Your phone is my personal property. If someone asks to read your texts, you tell them to call me and ask.”
The post has since been shared over 39,000 times, with over 518,000 likes, with many folks sharing their thoughts on the subject. Many posters agreed that the school looking at a kid’s text is an invasion of privacy, although some think it could be used to keep children safe, especially from bullies, something Racheal doesn’t agree with.
"People, if a child is being cyberbullied and someone told them to kill themselves, the emergency is making sure that child is safe, not immediately figuring out who to punish."