[K12OSN] OT: "MySpace.com" or "policies for when computer use leads to assault and battery on campus"

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Tue Jan 24 19:34:35 UTC 2006

HEAR! HEAR! but with $ and time at a premium, it will be hard for many 
districts to have someone to be able to sit down and read the blogs, 
provided they can find them in the first place. . .

Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Tux for President!

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Tom Hoffman wrote:

> On 1/24/06, Doug Simpson <simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us> wrote:
> > If the posting happens off-campus, and the assault happens on campus, the
> > only recourse there is is to handle it just like any other on-campus
> > assault.  No matter what the cause.  That would be just like if a guy said
> > something about someone's girlfriend at the local game room and the other
> > guy beat someone up at school.
> Well, it isn't exactly like that.  Isn't it more like somebody put up
> flyers on telephone poles saying "I'm gonna kick Dave Trask's ass
> after school on Tuesday, signed Tom Hoffman?"
> The school may not be legally required to do anything, and they may or
> may not be legally permitted to take formal disciplinary action, but
> wouldn't you want to have some approprate adult speak to Dave and Tom
> sometime about the issue before the end of school on Tuesday?
> My point here is that adults are being given access to information
> about our students' lives that we generally don't get, so even as we
> may be blocking and warning kids away from these sites, we should also
> be teaching adults in our schools to *use* this data in ways that
> aren't necessarily strictly punitive.
> --Tom
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