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- Identify the best ways to maintain confidentiality in email communications.
- Stay on guard to protect your students from cyberbullying.
- Understand competing rights in cyber misconduct cases.
- Discern the best ways to impart internet safety education.
- Examine employer and employee liability in computer use.
- Take clear steps to avoid internet copyright violations in school.
- Provide effective discipline when cyber misconduct problems occur.
- Gain practical tips for creating technology use policies.
- Keep current on sources of employer rights to regulate internet use.
9:00 - 10:15 and 10:30 - 11:15, J. Michael Porter
- EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS AS STUDENT RECORDS
- Maintaining the Confidentiality of Email Student Records
- Protection From Innocent and Unauthorized Users
- Protection From Hackers and Intentional Misusers
- Student Cyber Misconduct
- The First Amendment and Students
- Technology Use Policies
- Off-Campus Misconduct
- Methods of Cyberbullying
- Venues for Cyberbullying
- Disciplining Cyberbullies
- Bullying Prevention
- Internet Safety Education
EMAIL AND THE PUBLIC RECORDS AND MEETINGS LAW
11:15 - 12:00, J. Michael Porter
EMPLOYEE COMPUTER USE
1:00 - 3:00, Naomi Levelle-Haslitt
- WHY MONITOR USE?
- EMPLOYER LIABILITY FOR FAILING TO PROPERLY MONITOR USE
- EMPLOYER LIABILITY FOR IMPROPER MONITORING
- Fourth Amendment Privacy Concerns
- Use of Computer Use Policies and Uniform Enforcement
- EMPLOYEE CYBER MISCONDUCT
- Competing Rights
- Sources of Employer Rights to Regulate
- Investigating “Cyber Misconduct”
- What Form of Discipline May be Imposed?
COPYRIGHT IN SCHOOLS
3:15 - 4:30, Alicia Bell and Paul L. Havel
- REVIEW OF COPYRIGHT
- TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND COPYRIGHT HARMONIZATION ACT (TEACH)
- FAIR USE AND TEACH