Inappropriate Social Media Use

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Children nowadays use a variety of social media platforms to connect with their peers. Whether it’s a private message or an open statement made for the world to see, even liking something inappropriate that someone else posted—nothing is private.

In July 2017, Education Week posted 10 Social Media Controversies That Landed Students In Trouble This School Year (2016-2017). It’s an interesting article showing how inappropriate social media posting—thought to be fun—can negatively impact a child’s life. I’m going to spotlight a few scenarios that stood out to me.

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Willful Disturbance

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Have you ever been to a school board meeting? How about a city council type meeting? Maybe you’ve wanted to listen to a discussion or speak to the council on a topic of interest.

They’re intimidating. There are rules. If you want to speak, you may be limited to a specific amount of time. You may be limited to specific topics. You may be unable to speak at all because your topic wasn’t on the agenda.

In researching this case, I learned something I didn’t know after serving six years on a school board.

BLOG POST 147: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a middle school English teacher—you may recall seeing this recently on network news.

Teachers Feel Undervalued

It had been close to ten years since the teachers in the school district had received a salary increase. The superintendent was set to receive a pay raise of more than $30,000 to his annual salary. The increase didn’t sit well with teachers.

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The School Teacher Who Couldn’t Cope

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Robin Lyons' blog post #125As you read this, it’s likely your children, grandchild, nieces, or nephews may be back in school. It’s hard to keep up with the varying school start/stop dates across the US.

My grandchildren are back in school. And I’m back on the lookout for anyone suspicious who’s lurking near, working at, or attending schools, hopefully, you are too.

BLOG POST #117: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a high school teacher.

Monday Morning Dread

It was Monday morning when a local 911 call center received a call from someone who said there would be a shooting and explosion at three area schools. Law enforcement was dispatched to the schools. All three were evacuated and searched finding nothing suspicious.

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The School Teacher Who Sought Revenge

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #124If you’re reading this, you either care about children or me, or perhaps both. Whatever your reason, thank you for reading!

I know everyone’s short on time. To keep my posts as short as possible, I summarize cases. My posts might be a paragraph longer because I’ve decided to add a brief ‘Take-Away’ when relevant; my opinion on what might be a characteristic or behavior to watch for at school or home.

Are there more serious issues going on at school than what I’ve shared in this post? Absolutely. However, you just might see in an upcoming novel, a sub-plot inspired by this case.

BLOG POST #116: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a fourth-grade teacher.

She was married to an undercover police detective. After nine-years with the school district, one bad decision in her personal life ended her career and her marriage. Her colleagues were quoted to have said she was a devoted mother and a conscientious teacher.

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

When the former teacher found out her husband was having an affair she wanted revenge.

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The Bully And The Hero

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #113Hello. Thank you for continuing to read my research. I believe it’s important for people to understand that danger lurks at most schools.

You might be surprised by this post as I’m spotlighting the hero rather than the villain.

BLOG POST #105: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a high school bully, a visually impaired classmate, and a hero.

The Law Is The Law, Right?

Or is the law subjective? Where I live, there’s a case in the mainstream news about a person who threw a cream pie into the face of a mayor. Was it assault? The jury couldn’t reach a verdict. What if it had been acid thrown in the face instead of pie?

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