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Legal Issues in Education Blue Group June 3, 2017 J. Cochran
Legal issues in education Today’s training will cover 3 main topics: Digital Citizenship Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights and Responsibilities, and Security. Child Abuse (Signs, Responsibilities in Reporting) Bullying
Digital Citizenship Scenario: Mr. Jenkins is a 6 th grade ELA teacher. Last week, while students were working on their personal narrative essays, he noticed that several students were trying to access pornographic websites. Luckily, the district’s web filter prevented the students from accessing many sites; however, some students were still able to access inappropriate content. What should Mr. Jenkins do to ensure that his students are being good digital citizens?
Helping Students Become Good Digital Citizens Begin with education Set expectations Provide a curriculum guide
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen?
Elements of Digital Citizenship (cont’d.) 4. Digital Literacy: Includes teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology. 5. Digital Etiquette: Includes using technology in ways that minimize the negative effects on others, using technology when it is contextually appropriate, and respecting others online. 6. Digital Law: Includes the electronic responsibility for actions and deeds.
Elements of Digital Citizenship (cont’d.) 7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities: Includes those requirements and freedoms to which everyone is entitled in a digital world. 8. Digital Health and Wellness: Includes physical and psychological well-being. 9. Digital Security: Includes the electronic precautions used to guarantee safety.
Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting: Scenario 1: Jayce arrives in Mrs. Larsen’s homeroom with a tear-streaked face. Normally, Jayce is quiet, but today she appears upset as well. Mrs. Larsen assumes she has a problem with a friend or classmate. To cheer her up, Mrs. Larsen asks her and another student to pass out the books the class is reading. When Jayce bend over to pick up the books, Mrs.

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