OneSchool online student database

I was browsing the web and found an interesting article about an intranet database dubbed OneSchool, which will profile Queensland’s 480,000 public school students enrolled from Prep to Year 12. It will contain photographs, personal details, career aspirations, off-campus activities and student performance records.

Some parents are outraged and concerned about the possibility that it will make their children vulnerable to paedophiles. Others worry that hackers will target the information.

I was shocked to read in one article that the Education Minister has suggested that if parents refuse to give their consent to their child being profiled, they could also be denied access to public education.

I am still not sure how I feel about this matter, I can understand some of the fears people have, I am not sure that such a centralized database is necessary….

Any thoughts on the matter, feel free to have your say.