Safety Law News for July 23, 2015

  • In North Carolina, the Wake County school board gave final approval Tuesday to a new “technology responsible use” policy that will require parental consent before students can use technology in school. The policy covers use of social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • In Georgia, the Coweta County Board of Education approved a cyberbullying policy. The policy reaches all electronic communication – whether or not it originates on school property or with school equipment – if the act is directed at students or school personnel, is malicious and intended to harm their safety or substantially disrupt the orderly operation of school, and creates a reasonable fear of harm to the students’ or school personnel’s person or property.