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  1. 1. <ul><li>You are a professional! </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tech Ethics </li></ul>
  2. 2. Teachers in trouble for Facebook
  3. 3. Teacher suspended over alleged Facebook comment <ul><li>April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>First grade teacher </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote she felt like a &quot; warden &quot; overseeing &quot; future criminals &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Parents read the comments </li></ul><ul><li>Suspension with pay </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facebook Faux Pas Leads to Teacher Losing Job <ul><li>August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>High School teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Called students “ germ bags ” and parents “ snobby ” and “ arrogant ” </li></ul><ul><li>She was asked to resign </li></ul>
  5. 5. New Missouri Law July 2011 July 2011
  6. 6. Missouri Outlaws Teacher-Student Facebook Friendship Facebook Friendship <ul><li>New State Law- Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers cannot have a personal internet site which allows exclusive access with students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former students </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ Teacher... fired for posting picture of herself holding beer on Facebook” February 2011 February 2011
  8. 8. Fired for “promoting alcohol use” and using profanity
  9. 9. Closer to home
  10. 11. <ul><ul><li>Personal conduct: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>serve as a positive role model </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate a high standard of personal character and conduct </li></ul>State Board of Education Code of Ethics for Educators
  11. 12. NC Teacher Evaluation Standard I. Teachers demonstrate leadership. e.Teachers demonstrate high ethical standards. Teachers demonstrate ethical principles including honesty, integrity, fair treatment,and respect for others. Teachers uphold the Code of Ethics for North Carolina Educators (effective June 1, 1997) and the Standards forProfessional Conduct adopted April 1, 1998. ( www.ncptsc.org ) To be Distinguished... Models the tenets of the Code of Ethics for North Carolina Educators and the Standards for Professional Conduct and encourages others to do the same.
  12. 13. Greene County AUP <ul><li>B. Privacy and Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>No right of privacy exists in the use of technological resources. Network storage may be treated like school lockers. School system administrators or individuals designated by the superintendent may review files, monitor all communication, and intercept e-mail messages to maintain system integrity and to ensure compliance with board policy and applicable laws and regulations. School system personnel shall monitor on-line activities of individuals who access the Internet via a school-owned computer. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>B. Personal Websites </li></ul><ul><li>The superintendent may use any means available to request the removal of personal websites that substantially disrupt the school environment or that utilize school system or individual school names, logos or trademarks without permission. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Students: Though school personnel generally do not monitor students’ Internet activity conducted on non-school system computers during non-school hours, when the student’s on-line behavior has a direct and immediate effect on school safety or maintaining order and discipline in the schools, the student may be disciplined in accordance with board policy (see the student behavior policies in the 4300 series). </li></ul><ul><li>2. Employees: All employees must use the school system network when communicating with students about any school-related matters. Thus, employees may not use personal websites or on-line networking profiles to post information in an attempt to communicate with students about school-related matters. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Employees are to maintain an appropriate relationship with students at all times. Employees are encouraged to block students from viewing personal information on employee personal websites or on-line networking profiles in order to prevent the possibility that students could view materials that are not age-appropriate. If an employee creates and/or posts inappropriate content on a website or profile and it has a negative impact on the employee’s ability to perform his or her job as it relates to working with students, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. This section applies to all employees, volunteers and student teachers working in the school system. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>2011-2012 </li></ul>ISP
  15. 16. Privilege vs. Right
  16. 17. Privilege vs. Right <ul><li>School system technological resources are a PRIVILEGE </li></ul><ul><li>Before letting students use the internet you must teach them about appropriate use </li></ul>
  17. 18. Protecting Students <ul><li>Barracuda is not there to “supervise” students </li></ul><ul><li>Tell students you are watching and there are consequences for inappropriate use. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT place computers where you can’t see them at a glance </li></ul><ul><li>Get up out of your seat when students are using computers </li></ul>
  18. 19. Passwords <ul><li>Protect ALL of your passwords!! </li></ul><ul><li>Barracuda passwords are to be strictly protected! </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing passwords may lead to disciplinary action </li></ul><ul><li>Using another person’s login may lead to disciplinary action </li></ul>
  19. 20. Common Sense Tips <ul><li>Do not do a “Google” search while your students watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect students from unexpected search results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give students links through your eChalk page </li></ul><ul><li>If students need to search, have them use a KID SAFE search engine (not Google). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NetTrekker, kidsclick.org, WebPath Express (Destiny), etc. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/040111_Paterson_superintendent_said_teacher_is_being_investigated.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/20/earlyshow/main6789897.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/07/missouri-outlaws-teachers-and-students-being-facebook-friends/40626/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gadailynews.com/news/61845-teacher-ashley-payne-fired-for-posting-picture-of-herself-holding-beer-on-facebook.html </li></ul>Resources