School Law and Technology for the Broken Bow Staff Karen Haase Harding & Shultz (402) 434-3000 email@example.com H & S School Law @KarenHaase
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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?
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 ď‚§ Political Accountability and Disclosure Act ď‚§ 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.