Legal Do's and Don'ts: Cyber-bullying, Social Media, Electronic Devices and Schools
Presented by David Nash, Esq- Director of Legal Education
Educators and school leaders are facing an array of new and emerging challenges related to the use of electronic devices and social media. Learning how to safely navigate through this legal minefield requires an understanding of critical state and federal legal requirements and best practices. As a result of this workshop participants will understand:
The legal parameters of acceptable and unacceptable cyber-speech under the First Amendment, the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and an array of other state and federal laws.
What constitutes "reasonable suspicion" that will justify a search of student's cell phone or other electronic devices
What steps must be followed in response to sexting and the sending of explicit messages
How to appropriately integrate the use of social media, technology, and electronic devices in school