School Safety Legislation / Legal Matters

Michigan Bill Would Ban Cellphones in Schools | 7 Reasons For And 7 Against Cellphones | SDP185

James David Dickson, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, wrote an article about Michigan House Bill 6171, introduced in June (2022) by Representative Gary Eisen. The proposed bill reads: “Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the board of a school district or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy shall…

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Deep Fakes and False Takes | The Velocity of Information | David P. Perrodin | SDP176

[Podcast] In June, 2019, U.S. lawmakers held their first hearing devoted primarily to the threat of artificially generated imagery. Then in October, 2019, California banned political deep fakes during election season. But, such actions have raised questions. What might be consequences looming at the intersection of deep fakes and public policy? DIRECT LINK to MP3…

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COVID Chaos | Update on Parents Suing School Districts | Special Guest Attorney Lisa Linney | SDP157

[Podcast] The issue of masks and other COVID-19 precaution strategies in schools has become contentious, sparking a firestorm of lawsuits. Special guest Attorney Lisa Linney helps us understand behind-the-scenes strategizing when a parent sues a school district over insufficient virus mitigation protocols. What is the strongest argument for the plaintiff? Beyond the parent and the…

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FBI Planning To Investigate Parents | NASB and AG Garland Memo | What You Need to Know | SDP155

[Podcast] Doc clarifies the issues around threats toward school officials, discusses the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) under-informed hyperbolic letter to president Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s knee jerk memo directing the FBI to figure out strategies to address school threats within the next 30 days, reactions from state-level school board associations, and how your…

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Intellectual Property for the Everyday Internet User | Lee Jarvis | SDP153 Livestream 12-27-2020

[Podcast] Lee Jarvis is an Analyzer of Data Processes. He has much knowledge about intellectual property and critical considerations for bloggers, podcasters, social media influencers, and the person in charge of adding uplifting cartoons or images to the church bulletin.  What happens if you post a copyrighted image to your blog? How about streaming a…

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