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Video Case Studies

In this video, Alan Hill is disciplined for his Internet use while at school. While watching the video, consider Alan's internal struggle as he is confronted with the repercussions of his behavior.

Note: This video was created by the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission and is being used by permission. This clip was produced by the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission and the outcome reflects the laws/policies that are unique to Nebraska. Pennsylvania may or may not have similar laws/policies; however, the clips are introduced here for purposes of discussion only and should not be interpreted to represent outcomes based on Pennsylvania laws/policies.

Discussion Questions

  1. As described in the video, Alan Hill's Internet use is not illegal. His behavior, however, caused him to be disciplined by the state professional practices commission and for his certification to be revoked in Nebraska. Do you believe his actions were unethical and/or warranted discipline?
  2. In Alan Hill's fictional scenario, do you feel the punishment fit the "crime?"
  3. Although the video mainly focuses on the professional repercussions to Alan Hill's actions, his misuse of district equipment also affected his personal life. Identify all of the areas of Alan Hill's life that were affected by his actions.

Video Example

Educator Ethics: Internet Misuse (YouTube)