New bills could jeopardize student privacy

11th July 2018 News 23 Views

The Daily Beast reports that proposals in Ohio and Delaware that effectively work to out transgender students to their parents place student privacy and mental health in jeopardy. In Ohio, a bill was introduced to require any government agent or entity to notify a child’s parents if that child shows “symptoms of gender dysphoria or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner opposite of the child’s biological sex.� In Delaware, the state Department of Education added proposed language that would require parental permission before processing a request to “recognize a change in any Protected Characteristic.�Full Story

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