Technology Legal Risks, Best Practices and Policies to Avoid Liability
When and how can a school regulate social media use by staff, students and parents? What is the extent of a school's responsibility to address cyberbullying - and how far can they go without overstepping their bounds during investigations and disciplinary actions? In this program, our seasoned faculty will provide answers to these questions and myriad other legal issues surrounding technology in and outside of the classroom. Learn what actions schools can't and must take in order to mitigate liability - register today!
- Learn when and how a school can discipline based on information found on social media.
- Ensure compliance with assistive technology and accessibility requirements for disabled students.
- Navigate FERPA, COPPA and other laws and regulations governing student privacy.
- Discover how to protect student privacy when utilizing online apps for educational purposes.
- Examine when and how schools can discipline students for cyberbullying.
- Find out legal guidelines for audio or video recording devices in the classroom.
- Understand the risks and liabilities associated with hacking and data breaches.
- Social Media: Monitoring, Restrictions and Discipline
9:00 - 10:15, Written and Presented by Daniel Rhoads in Jefferson City and St. Louis.
- Social Media Sites/Apps You Need to Know
- How Schools Can Monitor or Access Social Media
- On- vs. Off-Campus Postings and Conduct
- Restricting Social Media Use
- Disciplining Students for Posts
- Disciplining Employees for Social Media Posts
- Example Social Media Guidelines and Policies
- Social Media Lessons From Recent Court Cases
- Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability
10:30 - 11:45, Written and Presented by Daniel Rhoads in Jefferson City and St. Louis.
- Discrimination/Harassment Laws and Cyberbullying
- When Schools May be Held Legally Liable
- Addressing On- vs. Off-Campus Cyberbullying
- Disciplining Students for Cyberbullying
- Violence and Suicide Threats: Assessing and Managing
- Handling School Threats and Swatting Threats
- Avoiding Violations of Privacy and Free Speech Rights
- Sample Policies and Recent Court Cases
- Use of Recording Devices in Schools
12:45 - 1:15, Written by Erin M. Leach and Robert A. Useted. Presented by Brian S. Weinstock in Jefferson City, and Erin M. Leach and Robert A. Useted in St. Louis.
- Use of Recording Devices in the Classroom
- Recording Devices at Meetings
- When Are Recordings Educational Records? Who Can View Them?
- Smartphones in Schools: Search and Discipline Issues
1:15 - 2:30, Written by Erin M. Leach and Robert A. Useted. Presented by Brian S. Weinstock in Jefferson City, and Erin M. Leach and Robert A. Useted in St. Louis.
- In-School Use: How Much Should You Restrict?
- Confiscating Phones
- Searching Phones: What's Legal? Hidden Traps
- Discipline for Sexting and Other Activities
- Protecting Student Privacy: Requirements for Schools
2:45 - 3:15, Written and Presented by Daniel Rhoads in Jefferson City and St. Louis.
- FERPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Other Laws/Regs
- Schools and Student Digital Interaction Protection
- Avoiding Liability with Website Terms of Service and Privacy Policies
- Use of Online Services for Educational Purposes: Ensuring Privacy and Confidentiality
- When Teachers Bring Unapproved Technology Into the Classroom
- Electronic Security Issues and School Policies
- Data Breaches: What Administrators Need to Know
- Special Education: Is Technology Accessible?
3:15 - 4:30, Written and Presented by Daniel Rhoads in Jefferson City and St. Louis.
- Providing Assistive Technology
- What Communication Device Should be Used?
- Ensuring All Technology is Accessible
- Web Accessibility: What Schools Need to Know
- Privacy Concerns: IDEA and HIPAA Regs
- Special Education Lessons From Recent Court Cases
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for:
- School Administrators
- Principals and Vice-Principals
- Board Members
- School Technology Specialists/Coordinators
- Law Enforcement/School Resource Officers