Should Teachers Be “Friends” With Students? Proposed NJ Bill Would Regulate Electronic Communications

more+
less-

Communication between a child and a teacher over the internet tends to make parents and school administrators uncomfortable.  As social media like Facebook continues to become a common form of communication, laws regulating it are inevitable.

In New Jersey, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz has taken the lead in addressing the use of new technology in the schools by proposing legislation requiring a clear statement of school policy on the subject.   There are currently no formal restrictions against electronic communications between students and school employees in New Jersey.

Senator Ruiz’s bill, S1458, is a non-invasive approach to creating a safety net for students, teachers and parents without placing government restrictions on the internet’s brand of free speech.  Her bill requires school districts to adopt policies concerning electronic communications between employees and students but does not mandate any state imposed bans.  

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Donald Scarinci, Scarinci Hollenbeck | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×