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K-12 Employee Internet Policies: Keys to Stay Compliant & Avoid Liability


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and YouTube are not just for your students. Your teachers, administrators, and staff are also online and their profiles are accessible to your students and the community. How can you draft and implement effective legal guidelines to discipline, respond to and prevent inappropriate online behavior of school employees and staff? Join us for this 60 minute interactive webinar where you will discover:

  • Keys to draft online & social networking policies for school employees
  • Strategies to prevent and respond to inappropriate employee internet use
  • Elements your policy must include to protect your school from legal action
  • How to enforce policies without violating teachers' free speech and privacy rights

Program Highlights

  • School Employees' Inappropriate Online Behavior: Discipline Do's and Don'ts

    • Faculty "friending" students - what to do when educators cross the line
    • Responding to employee online slander of faculty, staff, or your school
    • Unacceptable online interaction with students - discipline do's & don'ts
  • Staying Compliant: Essential Facebook & Internet Policies for School Employees

    • Course use of social networking sites - setting boundaries for faculty
    • What should & shouldn't be included in your employee handbook
    • Facebook, blogs & e-mail policies to protect your faculty, staff & school
  • Employee Use of the Internet, Facebook, & Blogs: What Schools Need to Know

    • Specific steps your school can take to limit liability & risk
    • Posting on matters of "public concern" - Are educators still protected?
    • The most common mistakes schools are making & how to avoid them
  • Live Q&A Session: Have your specific questions answered by our expert!

About The Speaker

Janet Decker, J.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University's School of Education where she teaches education law and policy courses. Her research focuses on legal issues related to special education, charter schools, and technology. She has provided professional development about student and employee internet speech to educators across the nation. In 2011, the Education Law Association awarded her the Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award. Dr. Decker received both her Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies and her law degree from Indiana University. She also worked at the Indiana University's Maurer School of Law and the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. Prior to her legal studies, she taught children diagnosed with autism at the Princeton Child Development Institute.

Program Benefits

This practical, 60-minute webinar will provide you and your staff with legal guidelines for disciplining, responding to and preventing inappropriate online behavior of school employees.