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Social Media Monitoring at Glendale High School

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At Glendale high school.... officials are keeping a close eye on students In classrooms.. On campus... and now... on the Internet.

Glendale Unified has hired a Hermosa Beach company...called Geo Listening to monitor the PUBLIC social media posts of its 13,000 middle and high school students. Superintendent Richard Sheehan says the goal is student safety. "We are educators 24/7 we aren't an arm of the law  we aren't out to get kids we are out to educate kids but part of it is we have kids who are hurting, Sheehan says.

The company is screening sites like Facebook, twitter, and Instagram. District officials say they'll use that information to prevent situations like bullying, substance abuse, and truancy.

Sheehan says last year... The were able to save a student from possible suicide. "There were some alarming posts about a student threatening to injure himself so the administration was able to step in work with the child's , family contact the parents so we think its well worth it."

District officials insist they aren't spying on private posts, e-mails, and texts. Most students we spoke with didn't seem to be mind being monitored.

"If they can find something in the long run help us be more safe...  knowing an extra detail about me and my friends may not be as not as bothersome, " one student said.

The school district is paying just over $40,000 for the service. LAUSD officials says it has not hired a social media monitoring service, but School police officers routinely check.

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