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 a myriad of 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.
- Delve into the essentials of Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for internet use.
- Understand the risks and liability associated with hacking and data breaches.
- Explore the extent to which schools can search the contents of students' phones and other devices.
- 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