Friday, May 3, 2013

Scholarship - Online Communication Between Teachers and Students

The issue of state regulation of online communication between teachers and students are the subject of recent student notes. James R. Baez and Kerri E. Caulfield discuss Missouri's Amy Hestir Student Protection Act that prohibits teachers from establishing “a nonwork-related internet site which allows exclusive access with a current or former student.” See Drawing a line in the shifting sand of social media: attempting to prevent teachers from “liking” a student outside the classroom, 30 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 263 (2012). Elise Rosen Puzio examines the constitutional implications of laws restricting student-teacher online communication and proposes ways to protect students from teacher misconduct while not violating teachers' rights in Why can’t we be friends?: how far can the state go in restricting social networking communications between secondary school teachers and their students? 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 1099 (2013).

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