Legal Ways To Stop The Harm Of Social Media At Your School

with
Richard F. Verstegen
On-Demand
$129.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

School law expert Richard Verstegen will explain the legal aspects of addressing student mental health and social media. You will learn practical solutions to help students while minimizing liability.

What You'll Learn

  • What legal obligations do you have to protect students from social media?
  • How can you help students monitor and evaluate social media use?
  • How should you address bullying and harassment?
  • What can you do to identify and avert crises?
  • What confidentiality laws relate to student social media use?
  • What specific steps can you take to protect students now?

Training Overview

Don’t let toxic social media win! Protect students’ mental health.

As the new semester begins, now is the perfect time to reset your policies, practices, and attitudes to address students’ social media use and improve their mental health. While they claim to love these applications, the toxic messages harm them daily.

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article revealing that “Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls.” They referred to an internal Facebook research presentation titled“Teen Mental Health Deep Dive” that concluded:

  • “The perfect image, feeling attractive, and having enough money are the most likely to have started on Instagram.”
  • “One in five teens say that Instagram makes them feel worse about themselves.”
  • “Teens who struggle with mental health say Instagram makes it worse.”

Like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, and other social media platforms pose mental health challenges for your students of all genders. Subtle but hurtful comments, celebrated images of others, and direct cyberbullying eat away their sense of self-worth. You need to worry not only about the youth driven to the extremes of suicide and violence but everyone at your school with a social media account and a way to access it.

  • What legal obligations do you have to protect students from social media?
  • How can you help students monitor and evaluate social media use?
  • How should you address bullying and harassment?
  • What can you do to identify and avert crises?
  • What confidentiality laws relate to student social media use?
  • What specific steps can you take to protect students now?

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents
  • Deputy, associate, and assistant superintendents
  • Directors of special education
  • Directors of curriculum and instruction
  • Student services directors
  • Personnel and human resources directors
  • School board members
  • Principals
  • Vice principals and assistant principals
  • District legal counsel
 

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen

  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School

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