Explore: Identify resources to utilize in communication with stakeholders that adheres to the laws of communication.

Answer: How can one refrain from violating FERPA and TCPA guidelines in online communication? What methods could be employed to verify that copyright is not being violated? Does copyright require that all work, images, words, and graphics must be original?

Teachers need to be extremely careful in their online communication with parents and students. First and foremost, teachers should never discuss a student’s grades or private information about a student in any form of online communication. The right thing to do is speak with the parent on the phone. As far as copyright violations go, teachers need to be sure that any graphics or images they may use in their online communication are free for public use and available via a Creative Commons license.

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