Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms

Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms

By: Aimee M. Bissonette (editor)Paperback

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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 Aimee 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; and, the use of non-school electronics such as cell phones, hand held 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.

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About Author

Aimee Bissonette is a lawyer, teacher, and writer. She has written extensively for trade publications and conducts training sessions for corporate, educational, and nonprofit groups (nationally and internationally) on the topics of copyright, rights negotiation and licensing, and the legal issues associated with technology in schools. She has written Web site copy for two Web sites on intellectual property and copyright law, and has written and co-produced a satellite broadcast for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities titled Copyright Considerations for Higher Education. She practices law with Little Buffalo Law & Consulting in Minneapolis, MN.


Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 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 References Suggested Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/06/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412966153
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781412966153
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 1412966159

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