Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms
Anti-Bullying Strategies | Legal Issues | Technology
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.
"Bissonette has made an extremely important contribution to the technology leadership literature. School leaders face extraordinary challenges as they balance student empowerment with organizational responsibility. This book's clear guidance, real-life scenarios, and practical tips help administrators navigate those shoals effectively."
"The strengths of the book are the references to policy revisions and enforcement. Each chapter contains a helpful checklist for school leaders on student and staff use of technology on school grounds."
"Bissonette has provided a very timely and thought-provoking reference for media specialists and IT administrators on current legal issues brought about by the proliferation of electronic media devices in 21st-century classrooms. This is an easy-to-follow and understandable guide using sample case studies and sidebars."
"This book offers suggestions that can be used to write policy at the federal, state, or local levels, but also offers concrete ideas that can be used tomorrow morning by classroom teachers. The author has a gift for condensing complicated legal concepts into easily understood bites for education professionals, allowing them to act responsibly and to anticipate what is yet to come."
"Bissonette provides clear explanations of how district policies and actions have been supported in legal cases. The book does an excellent job of providing real-world examples that are meaningful to the practicing teacher, reminding teachers and school leaders of the ever-increasing need to educate students in the appropriate and ethical use of technology."