Anti-Big Brother Act
Effective July 2013, the Anti-Big Brother Act - New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 18A:36-39 (P.L. 2013, c. 44) was enacted. It requires that parents/guardians of students who have been assigned district or school owned electronic devices for use outside of school in connection with the district’s academic program, must be notified and informed of the following:
If a school district furnishes a student with a laptop computer, cellular telephone, or other electronic device, the district shall provide the student with written or electronic notification that the electronic device may record or collect information on the student's activity or the student’s use of the device if the electronic device is equipped with a camera, global positioning system, or other feature capable of recording or collecting information on the student’s activity or use of the device.
The school district shall not use any of the capabilities in a manner that would violate the privacy rights of the student or any individual residing with the student.
To view the District Anti-Big Brother Act Notification and Acknowledgement Letter, please click the following link: Anti-Big Brother Act Form