Calif. Law Limits Schools' Use of Students' Online Posts

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The new legislation stems from AB 1442, which Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced in January as a result of Glendale Unified officials hiring Geo Listening to monitor students' posts on social media without telling students or parents that their children's public posts on sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were being tracked.