Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools addresses the most topical issues facing school leaders today—including bullying, harassment, inappropriate use of social media, drug use, and school safety. This case book helps aspiring educational leaders prepare and respond to even the most difficult situations that occur on school campuses and in the school community. Bridging theory and practice, each chapter includes a detailed case, artifacts for analysis, explanation of relevant case and federal law, and guiding questions for discussion. Adapted from real-world examples, the case studies in this timely resource serve as essential exercises for aspiring and practicing leaders to ensure student safety and success.
"What a wonderful collection of resource material for school administrators. I would have loved to have had this book during the formative years of my administrative career. My compliments to the authors for their great work."
- Doug Shouse, Lecturer and Program Coordinator of Educational Administration, University of North Texas at Dallas
"The authors have produced a valuable resource for school administrators and teachers who are constantly dealing with tough problems in the school environment. By analyzing and discussing the case studies found in this book, educators can develop skills in identifying problems and finding solutions for keeping students safe. These case studies provide excellent ways to address bullying, school safety issues, and the misuse of social media."
- Richard Fossey, Paul Burdin Endowed Professor of Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
"In a time when safety, bullying, and cyberbullying are on the rise and in the daily news, this book is a gift to school educators and educators/counselors in training. The authors have written a book of case studies adapted from the sad realities that occur in our schools. Each case is a powerful example of what can and does occur in schools, intended for school employees and students. The book is extremely user friendly … This is a great tool for educators and administrators as they work to create safe learning environments for students."
- J. S. Hodes, West Chester University
Chapter 1: I Am the Superintendent’s Wife!
Chapter 2: The Teacher is a Sexual Predator
Chapter 3: The Online Lies That Grew and Grew
Chapter 4: The Cheerleaders and the Prank
Chapter 5: Beer, Bad Judgment, and Facebook
Chapter 6: The Online Fine Arts Academy
Chapter 7: Bullies and Cyberbullies
Chapter 8: The Dual Language Pre-K Program
Chapter 9: Mom is Too Cool
Chapter 10: The Search for Rights
Chapter 11: The Jealous Shooter
Chapter 12: Mini-Case Studies