Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Techno nightmare : legal issues for teachers and schools


Ours is a technological age in which students send text messages, create online personal profiles or blogs, download videos or chat online, using the Internet and other technologies in their everyday lives, for education, social contact and fun - as do teachers. With information and communication technology now widespread it is not surprising that it and the legal, professional and ethical concerns that go with it are making their way into schools and classrooms. The authors explore some of these issues by discussing negligence, breaches of privacy, defamation and criminal communications, and professional conduct. [Author abstract, ed]

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