Social Media Guidelines for
Educators
Frederick S. Lane
AETN – ArkansasIDEAS
Conway, AR
8 July 2014
Lecture Overview
• Introduction
• Teaching and Technology
• Cybertraps for Educators
• Social Media Guidelines for
Educato...
Background and Expertise
• Attorney and Author of 7 Books
• Focus on the Impact of Technology on
Law, Society & Privacy
• ...
A Communication Revolution
Dramatically Shifting Boundaries
• Nearly All High School Students Now
Have a Personal Phone Number
• … As Do Half of Midd...
The Facebook Generation
• “The Facebook” Launched in 2004 –
When Today’sYoung Teachers Were
About 10
• 73% of People on In...
Not Just Teachers
Modern Teaching Challenges
• Murkier or Non-Existent Boundaries
• Glorification ofYouth Culture
• Sexualization of Student...
Cybertraps for Educators
• The End of Educator Privacy?
• Workplace Cybertraps
• Cyber Assaults on Teachers
• Cyber Assaul...
Too Much Information?
Cybertraps for Educators
• Are Teachers Even Entitled to a
Private Life?
• The Freedom of Speech Paradox
• The Fishing Cha...
Workplace Social Media Cybertraps
• Productivity / Cyberloafing
• Inappropriate or Hostile
Communications
• FERPA / Studen...
A Cautionary Tale
• “After today, I’m thinking the beach sounds
like a wonderful idea for my 5th graders. I
HATE THEIR GUT...
Social Media Assaults on Educators
• Online Allegations of Bad Behavior
• Cyberbullying, Cyberharrassment,
and Cyberstalki...
Social Media Assaults on Students
• Cyberbullying, Cyberharrassment, and
Cyberstalking
• Impersonation and Identity Theft
...
Social Media Guidelines for Educators
• Guiding Principles
• Practical Personal Tips
• District-Wide Prevention
• District...
Guiding Principles
• I’m a Teacher, Not a “Friend”
• Transparency Is My Friend
• There Is Such a Thing as Too Much
Informa...
Practical Personal Tips
• THINK!
• Understand and Implement Best Privacy
Practices
• Understand That’s Not Enough
• If It’...
District-Wide Prevention
• Planning Ahead Is Crucial
• Well-Drafted Policies and Clear
Procedures
• Education of the Entir...
District Policies and Procedures
• DoesYour District Have an AUP?
• DoYou Know What’s In It?
• Embrace the Spirit, Not Jus...
Advocacy and Networking
• The CareerYou Save May BeYour Own
• The Politics of Policy-Making
• Understanding Begins with U
...
Cyberethics for Educators
• Pre- and Post-Certification Training in
Technology and Cybertraps
• Establish Personal Framewo...
Contact Information
• E-Mail:
• FSLane3@gmail.com
• Telephone:
• 802-318-4604
• Twitter
• @Cybertraps, @FSL3
• LinkedIn:
•...
Social Media Guidelines for
Educators
Frederick S. Lane
AETN – ArkansasIDEAS
Conway, AR
8 July 2014
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2014-07-08 Social Media Guidelines for Educators [AETN]

  1. 1. Social Media Guidelines for Educators Frederick S. Lane AETN – ArkansasIDEAS Conway, AR 8 July 2014
  2. 2. Lecture Overview • Introduction • Teaching and Technology • Cybertraps for Educators • Social Media Guidelines for Educators
  3. 3. Background and Expertise • Attorney and Author of 7 Books • Focus on the Impact of Technology on Law, Society & Privacy • Numerous Lectures to School Districts, Administrators,Teachers, PTOs & PTAs, and Students • 10 yrs on Burlington VT School Board • Computer Forensics Expert and Consultant
  4. 4. A Communication Revolution
  5. 5. Dramatically Shifting Boundaries • Nearly All High School Students Now Have a Personal Phone Number • … As Do Half of Middle School Students and a Third of Elementary Age Children • Communication Is No Longer Limited to Face-to-Face and Telephone Calls • Almost Infinite Number of Communication Apps
  6. 6. The Facebook Generation • “The Facebook” Launched in 2004 – When Today’sYoung Teachers Were About 10 • 73% of People on Internet Use Social Media • But 90% of People Aged 18-29 • Young Adults Also Access Social Media on Mobile at Much Higher Rates
  7. 7. Not Just Teachers
  8. 8. Modern Teaching Challenges • Murkier or Non-Existent Boundaries • Glorification ofYouth Culture • Sexualization of Students • Shifting or Unformed Social Norms • The Pace of Online Activity Overwhelms Decision Making
  9. 9. Cybertraps for Educators • The End of Educator Privacy? • Workplace Cybertraps • Cyber Assaults on Teachers • Cyber Assaults on Students
  10. 10. Too Much Information?
  11. 11. Cybertraps for Educators • Are Teachers Even Entitled to a Private Life? • The Freedom of Speech Paradox • The Fishing Charter Dilemma • The Playboy Postulate • The Doxy Proposition
  12. 12. Workplace Social Media Cybertraps • Productivity / Cyberloafing • Inappropriate or Hostile Communications • FERPA / Student Privacy Violations • Inappropriate or Illegal Online Activity
  13. 13. A Cautionary Tale • “After today, I’m thinking the beach sounds like a wonderful idea for my 5th graders. I HATE THEIR GUTS! They are all the devils spawn!” – Christine Rubino, Facebook, 6/23/2010 • Friend comment:“oh you would let little Kwame float away!” • Rubino reply:“Yes, I wld not throw a life jacket in for a million!!”
  14. 14. Social Media Assaults on Educators • Online Allegations of Bad Behavior • Cyberbullying, Cyberharrassment, and Cyberstalking • Cyberbaiting and “YouTubing” • Impersonation and Identity Theft
  15. 15. Social Media Assaults on Students • Cyberbullying, Cyberharrassment, and Cyberstalking • Impersonation and Identity Theft • Inappropriate Texts and Posts • Voyeurism and Invasion of Privacy • Solicitation, Sexting, Sexual Assault, and Sextortion
  16. 16. Social Media Guidelines for Educators • Guiding Principles • Practical Personal Tips • District-Wide Prevention • District Policies and Procedures • Advocacy and Networking • Cyberethics for Educators
  17. 17. Guiding Principles • I’m a Teacher, Not a “Friend” • Transparency Is My Friend • There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Information • Post Unto Others AsYou Would Have Them Post UntoYou • Promotion of Digital Citizenship
  18. 18. Practical Personal Tips • THINK! • Understand and Implement Best Privacy Practices • Understand That’s Not Enough • If It’s Digital, It’s Been Copied • Digitize Deliberately • Delete Is a Myth
  19. 19. District-Wide Prevention • Planning Ahead Is Crucial • Well-Drafted Policies and Clear Procedures • Education of the Entire Community • Networking with Unions, Law Enforcement, and Legislatures • Rinse and Repeat
  20. 20. District Policies and Procedures • DoesYour District Have an AUP? • DoYou Know What’s In It? • Embrace the Spirit, Not Just the Letter • Incorporate the AUP into Curricula and Lesson Plans
  21. 21. Advocacy and Networking • The CareerYou Save May BeYour Own • The Politics of Policy-Making • Understanding Begins with U • Conforming Policies and Procedures to District Goals • Great Educational Opportunity for Students
  22. 22. Cyberethics for Educators • Pre- and Post-Certification Training in Technology and Cybertraps • Establish Personal Framework for Cyberethical Behavior • Sound Decision-Making Online and Off • Modeling Cyberethical Behavior for Students • Educating Cyber Citizens for 21st Century
  23. 23. Contact Information • E-Mail: • FSLane3@gmail.com • Telephone: • 802-318-4604 • Twitter • @Cybertraps, @FSL3 • LinkedIn: • www.linkedin.com/in/fredericklane/ • SlideShare.net • www.slideshare.net/FSL3
  24. 24. Social Media Guidelines for Educators Frederick S. Lane AETN – ArkansasIDEAS Conway, AR 8 July 2014

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