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Social Media and Apps, Cyberbullying, Privacy and Other Technology Issues

National Business Institute (NBI)

December 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Speakers: Melika S. Forbes

December 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area
100 East River Drive
East Hartford, CT  06108

 Melika S. Forbes will present sessions at the National Business Institute (NBI) School Law Seminar, Social Media and Apps, Cyberbullying, Privacy and Other Technology Issues.  Ben will present the sessions, “Social Media: Monitoring, Restrictions and Discipline” and “Protecting Student Privacy: Requirements for Schools,” and Melika will present the session, “Special Education: Is Technology Accessible?”.

This seminar will review legal issues surrounding technology in and outside of the classroom. Learn what actions schools can't and must take in order to mitigate liability. 

  • Learn when and how a school can discipline based on information found on social media.
  • Ensure compliance with assistive technology and accessibility requirements for disabled students.
  • Navigate FERPA, COPPA and other laws and regulations governing student privacy.
  • Discover how to protect student privacy when utilizing online apps for educational purposes.
  • Examine when and how schools can discipline students for cyberbullying.
  • Find out how schools can ensure student protections without stifling educational innovation.
  • Understand the risks and liability associated with hacking and data breaches.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for:

  • School Administrators
  • Principals and Vice-Principals
  • Superintendents
  • Board Members
  • School Technology Specialists/Coordinators
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Law Enforcement/School Resource Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. Social Media: Monitoring, Restrictions and Discipline
  2. Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability
  3. Protecting Student Privacy: Requirements for Schools
  4. Special Education: Is Technology Accessible?
  5. K-12 Technology: Ensuring Protections Without Stifling Innovation

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60


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