School’s social media policy causes concern

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – The social media policy for students at Williamson County Schools has drawn some concern for being too strict.

The Tennessean ( reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation have asked the district to suspend its policy because they say it compromises the First and Fourth Amendment rights of students.

The policy, which is part of the “Bring Your Own Technology” to school program, requires students to get permission from a teacher or administrator before posting photographs of other students or any school employees. It also allows teachers and administrators to inspect any device at any time.

Director of Schools Mike Looney said district attorneys are reviewing the request. He said the district is committed to finding the right balance between students’ rights and safety.