As part of Discovering Justice’s After-School Mock Appeal Program, middle and high school students and their caregivers participated in a seminar to learn about students’ rights around social media and school.
This virtual event “Know Your Rights: Social Media and the Law” was led by Citizens for Juvenile Justice and is called “Know Your Rights: Social Media and the Law.” Click this link to watch a recording!
Founded in 1994, Citizens for Juvenile Justice is an independent, non-profit, statewide organization working to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. This organization’s mission is to advocate for statewide systemic reform that achieves equitable youth justice.
Parents and family members know that the social media landscape is complex for young adults. What are the laws that students need to know to protect their privacy and safety? What are students’ rights in regard to their social media accounts on school grounds and out in public?
Students explored the ways that schools are able to use social media to check student activity. This training gave them the knowledge and tools to be more responsible for social media and mindful of their futures.
This training gave space for students and caregivers to gain knowledge, which is ultimately power! We are thankful to Citizens for Juvenile Justice for the collaboration. Learn more about Citizens for Juvenile Justice here.