Missouri’s new "Facebook Law" – protecting kids by policing teachers?

Image credit In case you haven’t heard, Missouri passed a new law this week officially called the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act”, but it has been dubbed the “Facebook Law” because of section 162.069 which states: “every school district must develop a written policy concerning teacher-student communication and employee-student communications. Each policy must include appropriate…

Sexting – from norms to legality

Today’s topics: sexting. There has been a lot of recent news about sexting (sending lewd or sexual pictures via mobile devices). When sexting first entered into our vernacular it unsurprisingly incited panic from parents, schools, lawmakers, etc. There were of course the obvious reasons adults would be concerned about minors sending sexual images to each other, but…

Anti-Bullying Bill Approved by Texas Senate

Cyberbullying has captured the attention of mainstream news – particularly the extreme and tragic exemplars such as the suicides of Megan Meier, Phoebe Prince, and Asher Brown. Apart from news, popular dramas such as Law & Order: SVU  feature several episodes revolving around the use of video games, virtual worlds, and cell phones as technologies…

As if I needed another reason…

…to be in favor of Obama: White House Plans to Reverse Bush Antitrust Rules.  The Obama administration today said it would reverse rules made during the Bush administration that made it difficult to stop anticompetitive business behavior. Excellent news indeed. Image Credit: Obama