Privacy for High School Students Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Privacy for High School Students
An extensive analysis of privacy issues and high school students in the United States today.
# 62318 | 12,476 words | 34 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper contends that in the 'Age of Information', the issue of invasion of privacy continues to dominate the headlines. The paper comments that more and more people are becoming victims of identity theft, one of the major forms of privacy invasion and personal information on just about everyone in the world is available at the click of a mouse. The paper questions how anyone, especially high school students, can reasonably expect to have any degree of privacy. The paper states that high school students are not protected by many of the same constitutional guarantees as adults, but their needs for privacy may be as great, or greater, than their adult counterparts. To determine what measure of privacy, if any, high schools students can expect at home and school today, the paper provides an overview of the issue of privacy, followed by an analysis of its various dimensions as they apply to this segment of the population. A discussion of current and future trends is followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion
Background and Overview
Privacy and High School Students Today
Current and Future Trends

From the Paper:

"In the West, privacy assumes a more important role for many people, perhaps, than their counterparts in the East simply by virtue of the social emphasis on individuality in the former and the emphasis on the needs of the group first in the latter; nevertheless, people everywhere seem to agree to privacy is an important component of the human existence. This assumption was borne out by research conducted by Naz Kaya and Margaret J. Weber (2003), who found further differences even in the nations of the West as their concerned the reasonable expectation for privacy. "Although the desire for privacy varies from one situation to another," they say, "it appears that some cultures have a stronger preference for privacy and more privacy needs and gradients than others" (Kaya & Weber, 2003, p. 79). Other researchers have characterized different cultures as being "contact" and "non-contact" in their privacy expectations, with a clear reference to the Western concept of the "need for space" being involved in such assessments."

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