Missouri law bans certain teacher/student online communications
Aug. 2, 2011 – The Dickinson Law Newsroom
Missouri has just passed a law prohibiting certain online communications between teachers and students. The Amy Hestir Student Protection Action more broadly aims to protect students from sexual abuse, but the controversial provision in the law reaching student and teacher social media usage and online activity is section 162.069, which provides:
Although it’s been coined the “Facebook law,” it reaches other online communication tools, as well. And it doesn’t necessarily ban all contact between students and teachers online – just communications on a “website that allows exclusive access with a current or former student.”
The full version of this article is available online at Erickson’s Social Networking Law Blog.
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