Technology Legal Risks, Best Practices, and Policies to Avoid Liability
When and how can a school regulate social media use by staff, students, and parents? What is the extent of a school's responsibility to address cyberbullying - and how far can they go without overstepping their bounds during investigations and disciplinary actions? In this program, our seasoned faculty will provide answers to these questions and a myriad of other legal issues surrounding technology in and outside of the classroom. Learn what actions schools can't and must take in order to mitigate liability - register today!
Learn when and how a school can discipline based on information found on social media.
Ensure compliance with assistive technology and accessibility requirements for disabled students.
Navigate FERPA, COPPA, and other laws and regulations governing student privacy.
Discover how to protect student privacy when utilizing online apps for educational purposes.
Examine when and how schools can discipline students for cyberbullying.
Find out legal guidelines for audio or video recording devices in the classroom.
Delve into the essentials of Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for internet use.
Understand the risks and liability associated with hacking and data breaches.
Explore the extent to which schools can search the contents of students' phones and other devices.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. School administrators, school technology specialists, teachers, counselors, school resource officers, and paralegals may also benefit.
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Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability
Protecting Student Privacy: Requirements for Schools
Smartphones, Laptops, Tablets, and iPads in Schools: Legal Concerns
CRAIG D. BECKER is an attorney with Craig David Becker Attorney at Law, LLC, where he practices education law and criminal defense. He also practices special education law, representing students, including special needs students, who have been denied an appropriate and effective education; as well as representing students in disciplinary actions. In addition to maintaining his own firm, Mr. Becker is of counsel to the law firm of Gerstein Grayson & Cohen, LLP. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Becker is trustee for the Camden County Bar Association; and is a member of the Burlington County, New Jersey State, and Pennsylvania (Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee) bar associations. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
W. ERIK WEBER is a partner at Mefford, Weber and Blythe PC, where he practices in the areas of personal injury law, civil trial litigation, debtor/creditor law, bankruptcy, family law, estate and financial planning and real estate. Mr. Weber is licensed to practice in the state of Indiana, the United States District Court for both the Northern District and Southern District of Indiana, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Currently he serves as legal counsel for the Municipal City of Auburn, Auburn Municipal Utilities, Auburn Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, DeKalb County Central United School District, Smith-Green Schools, the DeKalb County Change Academy, and various other local entities. Mr. Weber is a member of the DeKalb County Bar, the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, the Council of School Attorneys and Municipal Attorneys. He earned his B.S. degree, cum laude, from St. Joseph's College of Rensselaer Indiana and his J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
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