Social media monitoring widespread among college athletic departments, public records survey shows

Monitoring of student-athletes’ social media accounts is widespread among university athletic departments, according to the results of a public records audit carried out by journalism students at the University of Maryland.

Illinois districts adopt policies in response to law setting boundaries for schools' social media password demands

A new Illinois law offers college and high-school students a limited measure of protection against school demands for their social-media passwords. But advocates disagree whether the statute represents a curb on schools’ ability to snoop, or a grant of greater — perhaps unconstitutionally greater — snooping authority.