ERIC Number: ED444226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Issues & Education Technology: A School Leader's Guide.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
Rapid development of new technologies has outpaced the development of related law, leaving educators in doubt about the management of copyright, privacy, liability, and security. A key provision of facilitating a healthy and safe environment for technology use is the school district's "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP), which states that use of district technology is a privilege, not a right, creating a framework for use and penalties for infractions. Web sites offering sample AUPs are listed in this guide. Chapter 1 introduces AUPs and ways to address issues of freedom of expression, privacy, online pornography, censorship, filtering, and equitable access to technology. Chapter 2 looks at the many administrative issues involved in integrating technology in schools that affect students, faculty, and staff. Chapter 3 recommends developing an AUP expressly for employees to set the stage for a smooth-running network. Chapter 4 examines how new laws are developing to address the rights of creators, the public, and schools related to digital works. An appendix describes legal developments surrounding pornography, a glossary of technology terms spells out some of the acronyms and "computerese," and lists of books from NSBA's Technology Leadership Network and Council of School Attorneys lead to further assistance. (DFR)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Leadership, Legal Responsibility, Privacy, Public Schools, School Safety
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.