This page is full of resources centered around keeping our students safe online.
Protecting Student Privacy
- DESE Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators
- State Board Orders for PLSB and Licensure Actions
- 2017 Code of Ethics Video (YouTube)
- 2018 Code of Ethics Videos (YouTube)
- Keep a record of anything that you decide to hide or delete from social media (by archiving or taking a screenshot). Screenshots are better than nothing, but they are time-consuming and error-prone with social media being a 24/7 platform. Archiving ensures compliance and that the records are captured even if they are deleted or hidden after the fact.
Why keep a record of deleted and hidden comments? If they meet the definition of a public record then they still need to be kept (for the same reason most districts archive emails). Another reason is for the 1st Amendment. The most common lawsuits we see over social media are 1st Amendment violations when an agency can’t prove that they followed their policy consistently when they deleted, hid, or blocked the person.
- Have a social media policy (an internal and an external one) that clearly outlines what you will and won’t tolerate on social media. [Policy Template attached below]. Keep in mind, a policy is only as good as your ability to prove that you’re following it consistently (i.e. having the record to prove it/archiving).
- Social Media Use and Teacher Ethics (Can’t find the free version of this)
- Can Teachers be Fired for Social Media Posts?
- Ten Social Media Rules for Teachers
- DESE Resources for Districts
- Student Privacy Training Module
- FERPA Model Notification of Rights for Elementary & Secondary Schools
- FERPA 101: For Local Education Agencies
- FERPA and Virtual Learning
- FERPA and Virtual Learning too
- DESE Privacy Resources
- State and Federal Laws
- Student Privacy Toolkit
- SMACtalk: Social Media Awareness Campaign
- What is Student Data?
- Student Data Privacy Scenarios
- How to Put Restrictions on iPhone Devices, iPads, and More
- Apple iOS Parental Controls
- Controversial Social Media Posts by Public School Employees Raise Interesting Free-Speech Questions
- Teachers and Social Media: Rights and Responsibilities
- Social Networking Sites and the Free Speech Rights of School Employees
TEACHINGTime is another resource specifically made for teachers’ professional learning. We can provide professional learning in-person, online, or hybrid.
We can provide personalized presentations such as:
- Data Privacy
- Engaging Parents
- Engaging Learners
- Social Media Awareness: Private vs Public
- Social Media Best Tips and Tricks for Your District or School Pages
- Social Media Cautions for Administrators
- Social Media Cautions for Teachers
- Tips and Tricks on How to Develop an Engaging Website
- Designing for All Learners – Instructional Design with Accessibility in Mind
- Learner Engagement Tools
- Getting Started with GoGuardian for Parents
- Ultimate Parental Control Guide for All the Top Apps and Devices
- Attorney General: Education Programs – Internet Safety
- How To Set Up TikTok Parental Controls
- TikTok’s List of School Challenges Is Available, and Teachers Should Quit Now
- Incredibly Popular, Super Violent: What Parents Need to Know About Kids and Squid Game
- SMACtalk DESE Website
- Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology
- The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life
- Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
- The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
- Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
- Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber
- Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World
- Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age
- What They Don’t Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them