Electronic Transmission and Storage: Legal and Ethical Issues


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Hacking into school districts’ sensitive, confidential information is becoming more and more common, which is why it is so important to learn how to safeguard confidential information when sending and storing it electronically. We all know this can be challenging because email is the least secure method of communication.  This presentation provides a thorough explanation of how school psychologists should handle decision-making when faced with ethical gray areas. It then discusses the security risks of sending and storing data electronically. This is followed by practical tips on how to secure the confidentiality of student data when using technology. This presentation is jam-packed with humor to keep participants entertained while learning this important material. This presentation was originally presented by Tim McIvor, NCSP on March, 31st, 2018, but it has been revised multiple times since then based on evaluation feedback and updates in technology. 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 this 1.5-hour webinar will receive 1.5 NASP-Approved CPD credit.

This Counts Towards Three Hours of Legal & Ethics:

Renewing your NCSP requires 3 hours in the category of ethics or legal regulation in school psychology. This 1.5 hour webinar counts towards the required 3 hours of ethics or legal regulation in school psychology.

Participants Will:

-Learn a problem-solving model for ethical dilemmas and analyze the relationship between context and ethical gray areas

-Understand the security risks when communicating and storing student data

-Learn practical tips to safeguard confidential information when using technology

Brief Bio:

Timothy McIvor, NCSP has been presenting on legal and ethical issues in technology and school psychology since 2016. He is a school psychologist in the Marion County Public Schools of Florida. He was previously a school psychologist for five years in Clark County School District, Nevada. He completed his training at Northeastern University in Boston. He is the Managing Member and Founder of Schoolpsych.com. He completed a two-year term as President of the Nevada Association of School Psychologists. He was previously nominated for NASP’s National School Psychologist of the Year award.

Attendee Feedback:

“It was clear and concise in how it approached the objectives throughout the entire video. Examples were given, along with helpful resources. So much research and time went into this presentation. I would not only recommend it for School Psychologist but also principals and special education teachers.” -Catherine

“The presenter was very knowledge and kept the topic of ethical very engaging. He also provided us with excellent real life examples. Everything was excellent.” -Nicole

“Loved the humor mixed in with court cases and real-life scenarios.” -Lindsay

“I thought it was an engaging presentation! I appreciate the presenter breaking up the presentation with some humor as well as providing real-world examples” – Chelsea 

“Very personable, even though it was an online training. The humor added to the presentation and made it much more enjoyable!” -Brittany

“The presenter brings humor to a relatively boring subject. There was good information here. Thanks for the tips.” -Melanie

“I really appreciate how you infused humor into the presentation and made the information engaging and accessible.” -Rachael

“I think Tim is funny both online and in person. I met him at NVASP so I made sure to get my extra 1.5 hours of ethics CPD here from him.” -Jennifer

“Great job presenting court cases in an easy to understand manner” -Erin

“Tim was very knowledgeable about the topics and clearly presented relevant examples and scenarios. He was also self-aware and aware of his audience’s attention levels. :)” -Holly

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