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Social Media Policies Legal Do's & Don'ts: What K-12 Schools Should Know


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Your public, private, or charter school faculty may have the content of their social media profiles exposed for your entire community to see. Maintaining a positive reputation in your community is essential; however, your staff may be unaware of the legal implications of social media misuse. How can you be sure that your social media policy completely covers you against penalties & fines involving all social media networks? Join us for this 60 minute interactive webinar where you will discover:

  • Keys to draft effective social media policies for school employees
  • Strategies to prevent & respond to improper employee social media usage
  • Elements your policy must contain to protect your school from legal action
  • How to enforce policies without violating the rights of your employees

Program Highlights

  • Facebook, Twitter, & More: Creating & Maintaining an Effective Policy

    • What should & shouldn't be included in your employee handbook
    • Effective social media guidelines that protect your faculty & school
    • Course use of social media sites-Setting boundaries upfront
  • Disciplining Employees: The Do's & Don't of Responding to Bad Behavior

    • How to respond to defamatory statements made online by an employee
    • Faculty communicating with students online: How far is too far?
    • Disciplinary strategies for unacceptable interactions with students
  • What You Need to Know about Your Employees' Social Media Use

    • Specific steps your school can take to avoid liability & reduce risk
    • Posting on matters of "public concern"-Are employees protected?
    • The most common mistakes schools are making & how to avoid them
  • Interactive Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the 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

Join us for this interactive 60-minute webinar to discover how to craft effective social media policies for your faculty and protect yourself from liability.