Digital Citizenship and the Law
It is important that teachers understand the legal implications for people who engage in inappropriate and unlawful conduct associated with the use of smart phones and other connected devices. Laws that may apply include those that have been created within the context of Commonwealth Legislation as well as those within each State or Territory. The following summary may prove useful:
New South Wales
The South Australian Government in 2013 introduced the following provisions to the Summary Offences Act in response to the rise of ‘cyber-bullying’ and other comparable circumstances:
For further information about your State or Territory, please visit the LAWSTUFF website.