Technological development, including various forms of social media not only presents unique opportunities to educational entities at the secondary and post-secondary level to engage with students in a new way, but also presents new challenges to ensuring compliance with student privacy requirements, such as those imposed by FERPA and its implementing regulations. Educational entities should ensure that the use of social media is FERPA complaint to use social media in revolutionary, new ways to educate their students. Educators are increasingly using social media outside of the educational setting and must become aware of when doing so can lead to FERPA violations and liabilities. This session will provide a review of when FERPA is or is not implicated and what this means in terms of using social media in the educational setting.
This session by expert speaker Timothy E. Gilsbach, ESQ. will look at social media and FERPA from two perspectives. Timothy will review what limits educational entities should and should not place on their employees in terms of what they say or don't say on social media to ensure that it is FERPA compliant. He will also review the benefits and possible pitfalls of a growing trend in educational entities to use social media as a teaching tool and what should be done to use this tool while limiting potential violations of FERPA. The session will include a review of what policies educational entities should have to address both concerns.
Who Should Attend
Timothy E. Gilsbach ESQ
Timothy E. Gilsbach, ESQ., is an associate at King Spry and is member of the firm’s Education Group, concentrating his practice in the area of special education. Tim defends school districts, intermediate units and charter schools in all phases of special education litigation, from state level administrative hear... More info