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Electronic Communication is Risky Business
posted by: Alana | December 13, 2014, 01:13 AM   


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently passed new legislation requiring school districts to develop guidelines for electronic communication with parents and students.

This includes communication via cell phones, email, and social media.

The idea behind this legislation is to create a safe learning environment and clear expectations between students and staff.

The policy states that “what is private in the digital world often has the possibility of becoming public even without their knowledge or consent.”

While many teachers want to reach out to students through the platforms that their students use most, the fact remains that text and social media messaging is one of the riskiest things you can do as a teacher as it can often be construed as inappropriate communication even with the most innocent of intentions.

It’s for reasons like this that teachers should stay protected with personal liability insurance.

AAE wants you to stay protected. That’s why we offer our members a $2 million dollar liability insurance policy written directly in our member’s name.

In addition, we provide access to legal service benefits that are never dependent on the discretion and pre-approval of an AAE executive. Access to your legal protection is not dependent upon whether your case is determined to be in the best interest of AAE, as it is with some other organizations.

To learn more about AAE’s personal liability insurance policy and other great member benefits, check out our member benefits page!

Have you given thought to electronic communication guidelines?

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