It is no secret the federal government is mining data on American citizens, but would you believe they are also mining data on our nation’s school children?
Not only that, but they are asking children highly inappropriate and often incredibly explicit questions on their home life, thoughts of suicide, drug use, and sexual activity.
The survey, issued by the CDC and dubbed the “National Youth Risk Behavior Survey” is given to school children every two years and this year has caught the attention of many concerned parents.
The Freedom Project notes that the survey is given by school districts who are often unconstitutionally bribed by the promise of grants into participation, and involved prying and personal questions to disturbingly young children.
“A version of the survey distributed this year to children as young as 10 in New York asks about sending naked pictures by phone, having oral sex, the number of sexual intercourse partners, thoughts of suicide, and more. Again, these are children who are 10, 11, 12, and 13 years old,” The Freedom Project’s Alex Newman writes.
Newman obtained a version of the survey which includes questions such as:
- How often did a parent or adult in your home swear at you, insult you or put you down?
- How often has a parent or adult in your home hit, beat, kick or physically hurt you in any way?
- How often has your family not had enough money to buy food or pay for housing?
- How often did your parents or adults in your home slap, kick, punch or beat each other up?
- Have you ever lived with anyone who was an alcoholic, problem drinker, used illegal street drugs, took prescription drugs to get high or was a problem gambler?
Newman spoke with radio host and parental advocate Sharon Joy who is an expert on educational policy about the survey.
“Some of these questions were outrageous,” she said, saying that some of them were “worded in leading ways to make kids believe that all the other kids are doing it.”
“These are really invasive questions,” she continued, noting that many of the children probably had never thought of these issues before. “If you constantly talk to kids about suicide, and ask them if they are suicidal, they might start having suicidal thoughts.”
She explained that with the gutting of “FERPA” privacy regulations by the Obama administration, there is now “virtually zero privacy protections for students, allowing schools to share private data with virtually anyone, including corporations and government, and parents will not even be notified.”
“I’m sure they hope to push this out to every school, and get this to every kid, as young as 6,” Joy added.
Newman writes that, troublingly, this kind of data-gathering is often tied to federal initiatives, as well as a network of government-backed “non-governmental organizations,” that “aim to usurp more and more control from parents over children.”
“The most terrifying thing here is that this is all happening under a Republican administration,” Joy warns. “Republican governors are in on it. People in Red states do not understand the trap that is being built by Republicans in collusion with Democrats.”
This is nothing short of Orwellian. The survey seems to be designed almost entirely to pry into the private lives of families, and in the process of asking so many explicit questions, introduce these concepts to otherwise ignorant and innocent children.
The public school system continues to allow our children to be molded and shaped according to a larger, sinister agenda, and at the end of this road is a society in which the state is more trusted with our children’s well-being than parents are. This is what virtually every large totalitarian government has done.
Stand up for your parental rights while you still have them and make your children’s school and school district aware that you want no part of their invasive surveys!