In May, Duquette said the Office for Civil Rights had begun its investigation of the school district.
Palmyra Area School District may be the subject of a federal government investigation after one of its own school board members questioned the district's handling of sexual assault cases between students.
He feels his concerns are finally being taken seriously.“The District received a letter from the (Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights) last week requesting production of a large number/categories of documents by 5/15,” Duquette said via Twitter message May 8Duquette alleges that the school district is not following Title IX procedures in its handling of sexual assault and harassment cases.“Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault,” according to information regarding Title IX provided by the American Civil Liberties Union on their website.
This makes social media the ideal hunting ground for online predators and would-be kidnappers who are happy to invest many hours seeking out the children who might easily be targeted.
Recent studies have also discovered that teenagers’ natural curiosity and desire for independence means that they are quite willing to engage with these new, so-called friends – chatting to them, revealing more information about themselves and even agreeing to meet with them in person.
The university asked the court to issue a decision on whether the police reports can be withheld through a FOIA exemption relating to open police investigations.
The university has repeatedly denied requests from the State Journal for documents and said it was doing so due to ongoing investigations.
Most of our kids’ online activity is harmless and fun, but a growing percentage of children are falling victim to online predators and even kidnappers.
More and more children and teens are active on social media, yet many are unaware of the potential dangers of engaging with others online.
ESPN reporter Paula Lavigne in a phone call last month reminded MSU spokesperson Jason Cody that ESPN won an open records lawsuit against MSU in 2015 and was prepared to sue the university again, according to an affidavit Cody signed as part of MSU's lawsuit.
MSU filed its lawsuit on Monday in the Court of Claims.
Kids are spending more time indoors and the way they socialize is changing.
As parents, we think we are keeping our kids safe by keeping them in the house under our watchful gaze. Time spent with friends outside of the home is being replaced by socializing on the Internet – in chat rooms, playing online games and on social media.
But Ms Mc Lean said concerns about Roblox highlighted a broader issue."Any app or platform or game that allows two-way interaction between your child and another player is going to have predators on it," she said."And then the risk ramps up when you can have chat.