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School Law and Technology for the Broken Bow Staff Karen Haase Harding & Shultz (402) 434-3000 H & S School Law @KarenHaase

This is not your Grandma’s Inservice

Agenda  Social Networking by teachers  Social Networking by students • Cyberbullying of Staff • Cyberbullying of Students

Social Networking  Examples • Facebook • YouTube • Twitter • Tumblr • Linkedin • Yelp

Teacher Use  Causes for Concern • Drug/Alcohol Use • Sexual Inappropriateness • Inappropriate Communication with Students • Inappropriate Communication about Students • Selling School Property

Nebraska Law  NEB. REV. STAT. §§79-824, 79-827  Reasons for Termination and/or Cancellation: • Unprofessional Conduct • Immorality • Other conduct which interferes substantially with the continued performance of duties

My Suggestions  Make a professional page separate from your personal page  Don’t “friend” students or parents on your personal page  Don’t let yourself be depicted behaving unprofessionally  Ask: will this affect my classroom?

Privacy Settings     

Set your profile as “private” Only let “friends” see pics Require notification before tagging Turn off geo-tags Friend Facebook on Facebook

Social Media and Politics

Social Media and Politics  Political Accountability and Disclosure Act  In the Matter of Michael Nolan, Case No. 07-03

Accessing at School  Computer, Server, Internet Connection all belong to the district.  Use is permissive  Assume someone will read it eventually.

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