ACLU Publishes First-Ever Guide to Rights in the Digital Age for Students in Washington
Can a public school limit what students do online? Must students give administrators access to their private text messages, photos, e-mails, and contacts on their cell phones? Do students need permission to videotape other students or teachers at school?
Answering these and many other questions, the ACLU of Washington has published the first-ever guidebook laying out the legal rights of public school students in using electronic communications devices. Student Rights and Responsibilities in the Digital Age responds to a wide spectrum of issues that are arising as students express themselves via cell phone calls, text messages, blogs, chat rooms, Facebook, Twitter, and a host of other new avenues.