3/5: Internet harassment; rewriting history

Moderated by Maureen Downey

Bullying, harassment and pranks have moved from the playground to the Internet. But the authority of schools to police cyberplaygrounds is murky, and the Supreme Court just declined to step in and provide clarity in what has become a complex problem. I write about the challenges facing districts. Click here to comment on my Get Schooled blog or comment below.

In addition, a UGA professor says an attempt by the Legislature to rewrite U.S. history is a mistake. Click here to comment on on the history topic on the Get Schooled blog or comment below.

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March 5th, 2012
12:34 pm

The right to free speech applies to everyone and to speech we feel is objectionable. It is most important that we stand up for speech we disagree with or someday the government will find a reason to silence even what we do agree with. Now, having a said that if someone feels they have been wronged they can seek relief by bringing a civil action in a court of law. We do not need a bunch of self appointed school house jurist attempting to apply their version of the Constitution.


March 5th, 2012
10:29 am

How about when it is the top administrators in the school district doing the Internet harassing?

The stories I could tell :-) .