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Tech devices could be banned in Pinellas, too



It's not just teachers who could lose some social media freedom at today's Pinellas School Board meeting. Students are facing some new restrictions, too.

Under proposed revisions to the code of student conduct, both the iPad and Kindle would be added to the list of devices that are not allowed to be used in school. (See item 1 under the Non-Consent agenda. We're going to assume that the more than 2,000 Kindles purchased this year at Clearwater High as an alternative to textbooks would be exempted from this rule.)

Other changes to the code include disciplinary actions such as suspension from extracurricular activities and suspension for dress code violations, and the addition of cyberstalking, cyber bullying and sexting as punishable offenses.

 -- Sylvia Lim, Times correspondent

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:59pm]


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