Digital Citizenship, Technology and School Law Karen Haase Harding & Shultz (402) 434-3000 email@example.com H & S School Law @KarenHaase
Digital Education Success Stories Mooresville (N.C.) School District Indianapolis Public Schools system Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Social Networking Examples • Facebook • Twitter • Snapchat • Vine • Kik
Social Media is Here to Stay Ed. Professionals are using social media 85% of Americans use social media monthly Twitter grew over 500% in the last year More video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than big 3 networks created in 60 years
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
YOU need to manage your digital footprint (and help kids do the same) Managing your digital footprint is NOT hiding If you aren’t actively managing your digital footprint, then who is? Ask questions like:
Who am I? What do I stand for? What are my passions? Is what is online about me consistent with that?
We can’t hide! Online portfolios of who we are, what we do, and by association, what we know— are becoming increasingly woven into the fabric of almost every aspect of our lives. You, your children, you school, your teachers, or your students are already being Googled on a regular basis Judgments being made based on news articles, blog posts, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, and Facebook groups.
Building a POSITIVE Digital Footprint
1. Talk to students/Take Control A 2006 Pew Internet report indicates there are two main classifications for digital footprints: passive and active. Do you want to deliberately be aware of and control what you stand for online or do you want that to be left to others? Adults need to help students establish a purposeful digital footprint Students need to provide leadership to adults
2. Determine what your digital footprint says today and in the future ď‚§ Google yourself/your students ď‚§ Set Google alerts
2. Determine what your digital footprint says today and in the future Google yourself/your student Set Google alerts Mention (or other app)
3. Connect with others (and your kids/students digitally) 2010 NASB survey • 80% of students on-line • 70% have used social media to engage in educational conversations
Be “transparent and trackable” Laura Stockman’s "Twenty-Five Days to Make a Difference" (http://twentyfivedays.wordpress.com )
4. Make your self (your kids) bullyproof: SEL Social Emotional Learning: teaching our children how to detect and manage their own emotions make good social decisions Teach kids about RELATIONSHIPS How does that make you feel? What can you do about it? Manage your own emotions
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