Because of the responsibility in appropriate use of online access and computers, a school board may be requiring parental consent for students to use technology in school.
In Wake County North Carolina, the school board gave an initial approval for a “technology responsible use” policy. This policy will set expectations for technology use by students, and authorize the superintendent to intervene with disruptive websites and social media accounts.
Personal websites that disrupt the school system or use school names and logos without permission will be subject to the superintendent requesting their removal. In addition, students may be disciplined if online behavior “has a direct and immediate effect on school safety or maintaining order and discipline in the schools”, even during non school hours.
In addition to websites, the policy covers social media accounts belonging to staff as well as students.