Illinois Highschool Will Monitor Myspace

Myspace is quickly becoming Theirspace. In so-called “Libertyville” Illinois:

    “The board of Community High School District 128 voted unanimously on Monday to require that all students participating in extracurricular activities sign a pledge agreeing that evidence of “illegal or inappropriate” behavior posted on the Internet could be grounds for disciplinary action.

    Mary Greenberg of Lake Bluff, who has a son at Libertyville High School, argued the district is overstepping its bounds. “I don’t think they need to police what students are doing online,” she said. “That’s my job.”

    Associate Superintendent Prentiss Lea rebuffed that criticism, saying, “The concept that searching a blog site is an invasion of privacy is almost an oxymoron,” he said. “It is called the World Wide Web.”

No, it’s called a logical fallacy and you sir, committed one. Searching a blog or “blog site” may not be an invasion of privacy, as the item is public, but then holding an individual responsible within a delineated area, school, is. Go back to preventing peroxide substitutes from having sex with minors. And while you’re at it, look up a little thing called the Peace of Augsburg.

School District to Monitor Student Blogs” [AP]