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Student Handbooks for the Digital Era: Legal Do's & Don'ts for Your School


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Today's K12 administrators face many challenges in regard to student technology use in and out of the classroom. Putting an effective student handbook in place can set guidelines and expectations while reducing school liability. How can you update your student handbook for today's digital world? Join us for this highly informative, webinar where you will discover:

  • What to include in your handbooks to make them up-to-date
  • Smartphone & social media policies: Essentials for student handbooks
  • How to protect your school from potential liability issues
  • Keys for avoiding costly mistakes that haunt administrators

Program Highlights

  • Updating Your Student Handbook: Keep Current with the Digital Age

    • Social media essentials to include in your handbook
    • Snapchat, Tinder, Yik Yak & more: Emerging trends to know
    • At school vs. at home: What rights do students & schools have
  • Drafting Handbook Policies for Cell Phone Use & Abuse at School

    • Elements your policy must contain to protect your school from liability
    • Harassing texts, sexting & more: Policies to put in place
    • How to evaluate your guidelines & make necessary adjustments
  • Keys for Protecting Your School from Liability: What You Must Know

    • The most common mistakes schools are making & how to avoid them
    • Guidelines for responding to online slander of students or faculty
    • Common handbook mistakes & how to avoid them
  • Live 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 60-minute webinar, where you will discover essentials for effective student handbooks that educate students and parents, while reducing liability.