Local school bans Fitbits to prevent negative body image behaviour
Alastair Somerville
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I guess another facet of this is that schools themselves are an apparatus that gathers all sorts of data on children — measuring attendance, timekeeping, academic performance of course, and goodness knows what else. And if they aren’t already, they soon will be. And all this data is not necessarily used for good, though one’s view of that depends on how harmless/ful one sees schools as institutions. So the Fitbit in schools thing should not be looked at out of that context.

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