Washington Schools’ Mental Health Survey Puts Student Gender and Sexuality Data at Risk

Digital mental wellness surveys could be the future of school screening, but experts warn they could expose students’ private information

“There are no guardrails.”

“One of the questions was even about sexuality and sexual identity and issues at home, and I thought, that’s not what this [screener] is about.”

The questionnaire of the SBIRT screening tool, acquired by OneZero through a public records request.
The King County School-based SBIRT Program Evaluation Plan, obtained by OneZero through a public records request.

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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