School Law Series 2024: Students' Misuse of Technology to Intimidate or Harass Students, Teachers or the School

What happens when a student misuses technology to intimidate or harass students, teachers, or the school? Discover practical strategies to prevent cyberbullying, harassment, and anti-social behavior through social media. Understand your school’s obligations regarding online and out-of-hours conduct, and gain clarity on when and how your school should intervene. WEB244N24EZ

Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Description

For Teachers: Attend and earn 1 Professional Development Hour (NSW, VIC) / CPD Point (QLD, WA, SA)
For Lawyers: Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm Students' Misuse of Technology to Intimidate or Harass Students, Teachers or the School
  • Technology and online misconduct
  • Misuse of technology by students and parents and practical steps to avoid it occurring: cyberbullying, harassment, and anti-social activities through social media
  • Understanding the obligations of a school for online activity and out of hours conduct
  • When the school should get involved: school responsibilities
  • Legal obligations: relevant legislation

Presented by Kristen Lopes, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers

Presenters


Kristen Lopes, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers
Kristen Lopes is a partner in the Employment and Safety Team with in excess of 25 years' handling employment litigation in the courts and tribunals. Kristen regularly provides advice to independent schools, universities, TAFES and childcare centres in the state of NSW. Kristen advises on a broad range of matters including interpretation of enterprise agreements, modern award obligations, managing staff and student conduct issues and conducting investigations into staff and student complaints. Kristen regularly acts on behalf of independent schools in proceedings before the courts and tribunals in proceedings involving unfair dismissal applications, general protection claims, discrimination, bullying complaints and underpayment claims. Examples include: responding to a student disability discrimination complaint in the AHRC; defending an independent contractor vs employee claim in the Federal Court; defending general protection claims in the FCAFC arising from dismissals; and defending unfair dismissal and stop bullying applications in the FWC. Kristen also has extensive experience speaking at CBP's internal Education Spotlight seminar series, and external conferences including: School Law conferences, co-ordinated by Television Education Network, LawSense, Legalwise and ANZELA. In May 2010 Kristen received her master of laws degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney specialising in comparative employment law. She obtained the prize in advanced employment law in 2007 and was a finalist in the 2008 McCallum Medal Presentation competition where she presented on workplace bullying. Kristen was called to the bar in Ontario Canada in 1995 and practised employment law as a partner in one of Canada's leading law firms until she relocated to Australia. She was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 2006.




This seminar is part of a series

School Law Series 2024

Gain the legal information, updates & strategies you need with a series of the most important topics all tailor made for schools. Make it easy & save by registering for the series or just the sessions that interest you. Watch each one-hour session live online or as an on-demand recording. Explore the breadth of serious incident management, family law issues, students with disabilities & learning needs, discipline, misuse of technology & more. WEB242N24Z

Description

Teachers attending the entire series earn 6 Professional Development Hours (NSW, VIC) / CPD Points (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending the entire series earn 6 CPD units in Substantive Law

 

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

 

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.

 

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School Law Series 2024: Students' Misuse of Technology to Intimidate or Harass Students, Teachers or the School

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Wednesday, 10 April 2024
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