Tag Archives: cyberbullying

Anti-Bullying Legislation: Good Intentions, but…

A New Jersey state law coming into effect today (Sept 1st)  is considered the “toughest legislation against bullying in the nation”. It may, however, also prove to be dangerously overbroad and stifle student speech on a variety of topics. Called … Continue reading

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Moot Court Competition Examines Real Student Cyber-Speech Issues

David Hudson of the First Amendment Center is connecting the dots between the hypothetical case presented in the 2011 First Amendment Moot Court Competition (in which the College Of William and Mary Law School emerged victorious — Go Tribe!) and … Continue reading

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School’s Punishment Runs Afoul of First Amendment Freedoms Online: J.C. v. Beverly Hills Unified School District

Schools that dish out draconian punishments to students who are mean to each other online (aka cyberbullying) risk running afoul of the First Amendment. Beverly Vista School, a K-8 school in the Beverly Hills Unified School District, learned this lesson … Continue reading

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Teen sex! No fun with iPhone! Holocaust denying! Cyber bullying!

It’s five, and my Firefox windows is a few tabs away from crashing. Let’s go through ‘em, shall we? Bristol Palin is now a celebrity spokesperson for the teen pregnancy prevention run by the Candies Foundation. You may have heard … Continue reading

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‘Gossip Girl’ tackles cyberbullying

Cyberbullying was finally examined in Gossip Girl, the CW drama driven by a blog of the same name, touted as “your one-and-only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite,” this month.  Though the high school student characters have posted … Continue reading

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When teachers are criticized, principals mocked, is it “cyberbullying”?

The bulk of the cyber-bullying cases that have filled the courts have been cases of students punished for online speech with unpleasant content about teachers or administrators. On Monday, we looked at students using the internet to “bully” other students, … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: Peer to Peer

This week, Blogging Censorship will look at student speech: the new technologies that create more spaces for free expression, and growing concerns about cyber-bullying, internet filtering, and student online speech off-campus. Today, we’ll look at cyber-bullying, peer-to-peer. That is, students … Continue reading

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Juicy Campus shuts down

JuicyCampus CEO Matt Ivester says it’s because of global economic downturn and not enough revenue. Seems likely. It also seems likely that the mounting debate on colleges whether or not to ban JuicyCampus from the college networks, and attorney general … Continue reading

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School Newspaper Circumvents Censorship by Going Online

The Star Tribune reports that students of Faribault High School, Minnesota, have moved their newspaper online after it was shut down by the school’s superintendent. The superintendent shut down the paper after student editors refused to show him an article … Continue reading

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The Commentariat: the role of schools, students, and parents in dealing with cyberbullying

Cyberbullying brings up a bunch of emotions: parents who want to protect their children from bullying, who were bullied themselves, whose children were accused of bullying weighed in on the issue. Some issues raised included: the role of the school … Continue reading

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