The Exchange: When Should Increased Security Measures Outweigh Your Privacy Rights in School?

This activity encourages students to deliberate on the issue of balancing privacy and security. From bag searches in schools to body scans in airports, some citizens claim certain security actions are intrusive and unconstitutional. Others say protecting students and the public from harm justifies enhanced security measures.

This resource was developed as part of The Exchange: A Marketplace of Student Ideas, the National Constitution Center’s nationwide conversation series on current constitutional issues.

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Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9

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