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Proposed school policy: No selfies allowed

January 20, 2015 by Claire Knight

In North Carolina, a proposed school policy may ban Wake County students from taking pictures of themselves and others at school.

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Oregon teacher on the hot seat: What happened?

November 4, 2014 by Claire Knight

By now, everyone should know that cameras are everywhere. This teacher in Oregon learned that lesson the hard way.

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Was ‘sexting’ policy clear enough? Student says, ‘No’

October 22, 2014 by Claire Knight

After being disciplined for sending inappropriate pictures, this Texas student claimed the school’s rules weren’t clear. How did the court weigh in?

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Lovers’ quarrel on social media leads to lawsuit

September 17, 2014 by Claire Knight

In recent months, a lot of attention has been paid to making sure colleges and universities respond properly to allegations of sexual misconduct by students.

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Policy changes: Cell phone use in class

July 22, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

Most schools across the U.S. implemented very strict cell phone policies when the devices first became widely used by school-aged children. These policies, however, are changing.

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What has students’ attention? 5 top hits

July 8, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

Media apps and websites are popping up daily and grabbing the attention of students.

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Caught on camera: 4 teachers arrested

June 23, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

Four more teachers have been caught abusing students in the worst way.

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Social media: Serious problems at 6 schools

June 18, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

With new social media platforms popping up every day, it’s nearly impossible to keep up.

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Inappropriate pics passed around school: Victim attempts suicide

February 20, 2014 by Claire Knight

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serious problems at schools in recent years. Here’s the latest example:

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Was tenured teacher ‘forced’ to resign for texting?

February 18, 2014 by Claire Knight

In recent years, many teachers have gotten in trouble for sending inappropriate text messages to students. But what about perfectly innocent texting — is that OK?

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