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Marilyn Joyce <[log in to unmask]>
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Marilyn Joyce <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:20:34 -0500
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The Brewer School Department has a policy, "Rules for Student Use of
Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices."  Below are some
highlights that apply to your situation:

4. The use of cameras in any type of electronic device is strictly
prohibited in locker
rooms, restrooms and classrooms.

a. In other locations where students are allowed to use electronic devices,
are required to obtain permission before taking a photograph or video of any
individual. Students must also obtain permission from any individual
in a photograph or video prior to posting on any social networking site or
Internet site such as YouTube.

7. Students violating these rules will be subject to discipline, which may

a. Not being allowed to bring electronic devices to school;
b. Sanctions ranging from detention to expulsion from school depending upon
the nature of
the offense and the student's disciplinary record.

Also of note, teachers may authorize students to use electronic devices for
specific classroom activities or purposes.

If you're interested, I can send you a copy of the policy.


Marilyn Z. Joyce
School Librarian
Brewer High School
Brewer, Maine

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Trish Brasslow <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I find, at times, that certain aspects of the world wide web are like the
> wild west in that it is uncharted territory.  With that said, I have a
> question.  A student videotapes a teacher and uploads it to Facebook.  The
> teacher didn't know she was being taped until a student told her about it.
>  Is it legal to place the video on FB without the teacher knowing?  Has
> your school ever dealt with this and if so what were the consequences?
> Thanks in advance for your responses.
> Trish Brasslow
> Library Media Specialist
> Westbrook Middle School
> 471 Stroudwater St.
> Westbrook, ME 04071
> 207.854.0830 X3021
> "What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels
> about education." -- Harold Howe.