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Legal Issues in EducationBlue GroupJune 3, 2017J. Cochran
Legal issues in education•Today’s training will cover 3 main topics:•Digital Citizenship•Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights andResponsibilities, and Security.•Child Abuse (Signs, Responsibilities in Reporting)•Bullying
Digital Citizenship•Scenario:•Mr. Jenkins is a 6thgrade ELA teacher. Last week,while students were working on their personalnarrative essays, he noticed that several studentswere trying to access pornographic websites.Luckily, the district’s web filter prevented thestudents from accessing many sites; however, somestudents were still able to access inappropriatecontent. What should Mr. Jenkins do to ensure thathis students are being good digital citizens?
Helping Students Become GoodDigital Citizens•Begin with education•Set expectations•Provide a curriculum guide
What does it mean to be a gooddigital citizen?
Elements of Digital Citizenship(cont’d.)•4. Digital Literacy: Includes teaching and learning about technologyand the use of technology.•5. Digital Etiquette: Includes using technology in ways that minimizethe negative effects on others, using technology when it iscontextually appropriate, and respecting others online.•6. Digital Law: Includes the electronic responsibility for actions anddeeds.
Elements of Digital Citizenship(cont’d.)•7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities: Includes those requirements andfreedoms to which everyone is entitled in a digital world.•8. Digital Health and Wellness: Includes physical and psychologicalwell-being.•9. Digital Security: Includes the electronic precautions used toguarantee safety.
Child Abuse and MandatedReporting:•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 cheerher up, Mrs. Larsen asks her and another student to pass out the booksthe class is reading. When Jayce bend over to pick up the books, Mrs.