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Cyber Law

Cyber Law
Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms

June 2009 | 128 pages | Corwin
Concerned that the fast-evolving technology used to empower students also puts the school at risk? The legal issues that affect today's classrooms require a heightened awareness and understanding of Internet safety and cyber law.

This timely reference is an essential overview for teachers, media specialists, and administrators covering legal issues related to Internet and technology use. Lawyer and educational policy expert Aimée M. Bissonette provides up-to-date research, jargon-free summaries of legal cases illustrating potentially risky classroom situations, and proactive strategies on:

Privacy, security, copyright, liability, and safety

Internet tools, social networking sites, cyberbullying, and appropriate online behavior

The use of non-school electronics such as cell phones, handheld computers, and cameras

With sample policies, procedures, permission forms, and contract language, Cyber Law turns complicated legal concepts into concrete ideas that will help schools act responsibly and anticipate new developments.

About the Author
1. Cyberbullying: Curbing Student Use of Technology to Intimidate and Harass Others
2. Student Use of the Internet: Reducing Inappropriate Internet Behaviors
3. Staff Use of the Internet: Drawing a Line Between Teachers' Public and Private Lives
4. Privacy and Security: Protecting Student Information
5. The School as an Internet Service Provider: Providing Access and Protecting Students
6. Copyright Law in the Classroom: Steering Clear of Legal Liability
7. Policies, Procedures, and Contracts: Communicating Expectations to Teachers, Students, and Parents
8. Ethical Issues: Developing Responsible Internet Citizens
9. Looking Ahead: Keeping an Eye on the Future
Resource A: How Laws Affect the Schools and Teachers Who Embrace Technology in Learning
Resource B: Sample Acceptable Use Policy
Glossary of Terms
Suggested Readings

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

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ISBN: 9781412966153