Welcome to WebProNews Breaking eBusiness and Search News
Advertise | Newsletter | Sitemap | News Feeds News Feed 
 WebProNews Search Part of the iEntry network iEntry inc. 

You Can't Get Detention For Your Blog, Can You?

Jason Lee Miller
Staff Writer
Published: 2006-05-23

WebProNews RSS Feed


An Illinois school district unanimously voted Monday night to include the blogosphere within the parameters of its code of conduct. As such, students can be held responsible for blog postings and other activities on social networking sites like MySpace - even in summer.

From the Movie Dazed and Confused
MIKE
Alright. This is totally amazing. "I voluntarily agree to not indulge in any alcohol, drugs or engage in any other illegal activity that may in any way jeopardize the years of hard work we as a team have committed to our goal of a championship season in '76."

PINK
That's bulls**t.

TONY
You guys are actually signing this crap?

PINK
Apparently.

CYNTHIA
God what are they going to do next? Give you guys urine tests or something?

MIKE
See I just didn't know that drugs and alcohol were such a big problem that they had to resort to neo-McCarthyism.

PINK
No, I think that they're just afraid that some of us might be having just too good a time.

MIKE
See it's all this depressing youth thing you know?

TONY
Neo-McCarthyism. I like that!



High school students in the Community High School District 128 who participate in extracurricular activities, like sports, school clubs, etc., will be required to sign a contract acknowledging that evidence of illegal or inappropriate behavior on the Internet could lead to disciplinary action at school. Parents are also required to sign the document.

The Chicago Tribune reports that 80 percent of the district's 3,200 students participate in at least one extracurricular activity. A school official said the changes were part of an awareness campaign.

"By adding the blog sites [to the student codes of conduct], we wanted to raise discussions on the issue," Associate Supt. Prentiss Lea told the Tribune. "We have taken the first steps to starting that conversation."

The new code of conduct includes language stating that "maintaining or being identified on a blog site which depicts illegal or inappropriate behavior will be considered a violation of this code."

Students won't get a break for the summer, either. Lea said disciplinary action next year will apply to any blogospheric activity occurring over the summer. The school will not be monitoring social networks or blog sites, but will rely on tips from students, parents, or other narcs in the community.

The article related that only one parent at the meeting protested the school board's plan, saying that monitoring children's online behavior was the job of the parent and that the new policy would be an invasion of privacy.


|


Drag this to your Bookmarks.

Add to DiggThis Yahoo My Web



Receive Our Daily Email of Breaking eBusiness News


About the Author:
Jason L. Miller is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

WebProNews RSS Feed

More Top News Articles

Contact WebProNews
Advertisement





TOP NEWS

Targeted Information for Business
WebProNews is part of the iEntry network

Internet Business: Marketing: Small Business:
WebProNews MarketingNewz SmallBusinessNewz
WebProWorld AdvertisingDay PromoteNews
EcommNewz SalesNewz EntrepreneurNewz

Software: Search Engines: Web Design:
WebMasterFree Jayde B2B DesignNewz
NetworkingFiles SearchZA FlashNewz
SecurityConfig SearchNewz WebSiteNotes

Developer: IT Management: Security:
DevWebPro ITManagement SecurityProNews
DevNewz SysAdminNews SecurityConfig
TheDevWeb NetworkingFiles NetworkNewz

The iEntry Network consists of over 100 web publications reaching millions of Internet Professionals. Contact us to advertise.
eBUSINESS RESOURCES






 Advertise | Contact Us | Corporate | Newsletter | Sitemap | Submit an Article | News Feeds
 WebProNews is an iEntry, Inc. ® publication - $line) { echo $line ; } ?> All Rights Reserved
About WebProNews
WebProNews is the number one source for eBusiness News. Over 5 million eBusiness professionals read WebProNews and other iEntry business and tech publications.

WebProNews provides real-time coverage of internet business.

Free Email Newsletters:
WebProNews SearchNewz
WebProWorld DevWebPro
Marketing SecurityNews
Plus over 100 other newsletters!

Send me relevant info on products and services.


WebProWorld
Ten most recent posts.

NetworkingFiles
Featured Software

WebProNews in the News
View all recent mentions of WebProNews from around the world!

Recent Articles On ...
Google eBusiness
Yahoo Ask Jeeves
MSN Blogs
Search Engines Blogging
Affiliate Programs Marketing
eCommerce Advertising
eBay Sun Microsystems
AOL Adsense
Microsoft Adwords
Oracle IBM
Amazon Apple
SEM Mac
SEO iPod
Adsense XBox
PR Adobe



iEntry.com WebProWorld RSS Feed WebProWorld Contact WebProNews Print Version Email a friend Bookmark us