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Many educators have faced serious consequences from things they’ve written on social media or through email. Our ethical standards as school psychologists say to never compromise our professional effectiveness, so where should we ethically draw the line regarding social media posts about politics or posts about students? Where should you, the school psychologist, ethically draw the line regarding online rants about co-workers or facebook pictures of you drinking at a bar? Where do you ethically draw the line regarding jokes over email or posting assessment scores online, which many school psychologists do on Facebook forums in order to consult the advice of other school psychologists? This engaging, practical presentation gives concrete answers based on reputable sources to difficult ethical dilemmas. It discusses ethical and legal implications when communicating work-related information electronically such as through email. It reviews relevant federal law related to electronic communication, using case law as examples. It also provides helpful recommendations and practical tips for communicating electronically. Presented by Tim McIvor, NCSP in October of 2017, and revised in June of 2018. The content in this webinar is intertwined with domain 10 of the NASP Practice Model. This individual webinar can be purchased for $25 (scroll down to purchase). Schoolpsych.com’s recorded webinars are non-refundable. Attendees who complete the webinar will receive 1.5 NASP-Approved CPD credit.
1. Discuss ethical issues that may arise when discussing student information electronically.
2. Review relevant federal laws about electronic communication.
3. Provide specific, practical tips regarding work-related emails and other forms of communication.
Reviews Based on Attendee Evaluation Feedback:
Abby’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
Allison’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
“Real-life scenarios, interesting speaker, good voice tone, humor.” Amy
“Relevant and interesting, despite the sometimes dry topic of ethics.” -Andrea
“Kept it interesting with real life scenarios. No suggestions for improvement.” -Barbara
“Presenter focused on 100% relevant and useful information regarding modern ethical and legal dilemmas. He answered questions I didn’t even know I had. Also added points for entertaining/witty presentation style.” -Bethany
“The scenarios and examples were extremely helpful.” -Carey
“It was more interesting and engaging than webinars typically are. I felt that I gained knowledge from this presentation” -Erin
Hans’ Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
“I loved all of the scenarios throughout this presentation!” -Janel
Jennifer’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
“Real life scenarios that are likely to occur in everyday practice are helpful when considering the various ethical issues.” -Jennifer
Jordan’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
“The presentation highlighted many key areas to be considered when dealing with electronic communication.” -Kimberly
Lisa’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
Lindsay’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
Lyndsey’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
“Good information and suggestions about sharing beliefs and opinions on social media.” -Lucas
“The presentation contained valuable points and scenarios that I had not considered before. It was a very valuable learning tool to expand my knowledge and encourage critical thinking about situations that may arise in the future.” -Mary
“I thought examples were relevant and encouraged thoughtful introspection. I thought the information about the law was important and helpful.” -Michelle
Paige’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
“I thought the information was very informative and at times surprising.” -Rebecca
“The specific examples were good to see and helped in my understanding of the law regarding electronic communications and social media” -Sarah H.
“Convenient and relevant.” -Sarah P.
Susan’s Overall Rating: 5/5 (Excellent)
Electronic Communication: Ethical and Legal Issues
Electronic Communication Ethics Quiz
Here you will complete the quiz on the webinar. You may take the quiz as many times as you need to until passing (75 percent).