The Legal Intersection of Students and Technology: Student Rights, Discipline & Legislation
Schools are consistently being faced with new factual scenarios that may give rise to student discipline depending on the specific circumstances. The issues that arise with regard to student discipline for online and other technology-based activities are complicated and fact specific. The Internet, social networking websites, cell phones, and new technologies continue to provide opportunities for students to take part in conduct that may violate the Education Code or board policies, and disrupt or otherwise affect the educational environment. This presentation will examine the big issues and questions that must be understood to successfully address these situations, with a focus on student rights, recent legislation, and litigation.