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ERIC Number: EJ864171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-4
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Policies Target Teacher-Student Cyber Talk
Ash, Katie
Education Week, v29 n10 p1, 14-15 Nov 2009
Teachers in Louisiana may soon think twice before sending a text message or e-mail to a student from a personal electronic device. A new state law requires all Louisiana districts to implement policies requiring documentation of every electronic interaction between teachers and students through a nonschool-issued device, such as a personal cellphone or e-mail account, by Nov. 15. Parents also have the option of forbidding any communication between teachers and their child through personal electronic devices. Similar policies exist in many school districts across the country, and at least one other state has considered such legislation in recent years. Critics question the measures, saying they will likely restrict appropriate communication between teachers and students and discourage the use of new technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas